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John Turitzin ’77

John Turitzin ’77 is Chief Counsel (head of the legal department) at Marvel Entertainment, the comic book and entertainment company. An economics major at Earlham, he attended a joint degree program at New York University Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, earning a J.D. and a Masters in Public Affairs degree in 1981. John practiced corporate and securities law at several New York City law firms before leaving his position as a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in 2004 to become Executive Vice President and General Counsel of his long-time client, Marvel. While at Marvel, John was part of the management team that broadened the company from its roots as a publisher of comic books and licensor of its famous Super Hero characters into a studio producing its own movies, television and online entertainment. He also helped to negotiate the sale of Marvel to The Walt Disney Company in 2010, staying on as Chief Counsel following that sale. John and his wife Barbara reside in Chappaqua, New York and are the parents of three adult children.

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