SVP & Associate General Counsel, Labor Relations, Univision Communications Inc.
Angel Ortiz is SVP & Associate General Counsel, Labor Relations for Univision Communications Inc. He joined Univision in January of 2018 after 16 years in a similar role at NBCUniversal. His principal responsibilities include: company’s chief labor spokesperson and lead union negotiator for 16 collective bargaining agreements in the US and Puerto Rico, employee relations lead for union awareness training and union organizational campaign defense, and lead labor litigator (NLRB matters, arbitrations, as well as state and federal court litigation). He provides day-to-day guidance and strategic operational and project management support across various divisions, including: Local Media; Fusion Media Group; News; Univision Deportes; and cable division networks such as UniMas and Galavision. Angel also provides legal and business consultancy to the company's human resources, finance, and business affairs functions, including assisting in guidance on executive and talent contract negotiation and drafting, as well as entertainment production support for US and Mexico. His areas of expertise include labor relations, labor and employment litigation, collective bargaining negotiations, ADR, human resources, government relations, public relations, management training, positive employee relations, and talent and executive contracts.
Prior to working for NBCUniversal, Angel worked as a labor and employment associate at the New York office of Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman, a national labor and employment law firm, advocating exclusively on behalf of management in all areas of private sector labor relations, employment law, and human resources. Angel graduated from The Dalton School in New York City (1988), received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts (1992), and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (1997).