Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, and General Counsel, Fenway Sports Group
Ed Weiss was named General Counsel of Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in September 2009. In that capacity, Weiss has oversight of all legal matters for the companies in FSG's portfolio, including the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network (NESN), Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League (acquired in 2010).
At the close of 2012, Weiss also was named Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy, to reflect his broader business-related responsibilities for FSG, and, in 2015, he became one of FSG's Directors for the Board of Roush Fenway Racing (RFR), a partnership between FSG and Roush Industries, which operates the RFR NASCAR racing team.
Before employment with FSG, Weiss had been Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Time Warner Inc., where he had been employed for over a decade, and was responsible for all litigation, regulatory, and intellectual property issues across the company worldwide. He also handled Time Warner's significant antitrust issues, including any transaction and merger clearances, served as a key advisor on business and intellectual property issues related to digital content distribution, and maintained oversight of all FCC legal issues. Weiss began his tenure at Time Warner with Time Warner Cable, overseeing all litigation and antitrust matters for the then cable television system operator. Before joining Time Warner, Weiss served as a litigator at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York City, NY, where he worked on many litigation and antitrust counseling matters. Immediately following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay C. Waldman, a federal judge in Philadelphia, PA, assisting with a wide variety of criminal and civil matters, including a number of jury trials.
A native of Norwood, MA, Weiss graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988, concentrating in History and Economics, and received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1991. At Penn Law, he was a member of the Law Review and served as its Managing Editor. During his summers and entire third year of law school, he also was employed as a law clerk with Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia.
Weiss currently is a Trustee of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood (his alma mater) and of the Newton Country Day School. He is also a board member of the Roger Williams University Law School and of Greater Boston Legal Services.
Weiss resides in Weston, MA, with his wife, Susan, and three children. He recently completed his tenure as President of the Weekapaug Golf Club in the family's summer community of Weekapaug, RI.