Chief Legal Officer
Jay brings to his role as Chief Legal Officer of The Trade Desk over 20 years of legal experience with media and digital enterprises. Prior to joining The Trade Desk, he served as EVP & General Counsel of Univision Communications Inc.'s Digital and News divisions. Prior to that, he was EVP & General Counsel at UCI’s English language media division, the Fusion Media Group, a multiplatform company that includes digital publishing, a cable network, studio, and home to brands like Deadspin and the Onion. An officer of UCI and its more than two dozen broadcasting networks, cable networks, digital and mobile properties and more than 120 television and radio stations, he advised senior management on strategic partnerships, new ventures, content acquisition, and distribution deals.
Jay has held a variety of senior leadership positions. He managed corporate governance
and transactions for UCI and its board of directors, served as group counsel for UCI’s
corporate development and strategic growth group, and represented all UCI divisions. Jay has also served on the boards of both El Rey Holdings, LLC — the media venture with a general cable network and advertising creative agency — and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. He started his career in private practice at the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.
Jay received his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley Law, and an M.B.A with specializations in strategy, entertainment, media, technology, and corporate finance from New York University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in government from Harvard University.