Paul Cappuccio

Paul T. Cappuccio has had a long career advising CEOs and boards of directors, as well as serving as a director on publicly listed companies.

For nearly two decades, Paul Cappuccio served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AOL, then AOL-Time Warner, then Time Warner, which at the time was one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. In that capacity, Mr. Cappuccio was personally and substantially involved in some of the largest corporate transactions in history — including AOL’s merger with Time Warner and Time Warner’s sale to AT&T — on both the transactional and regulatory approval sides, as well as in strategic counseling, regulatory work, and litigation involving the most important issues facing media, entertainment, and technology companies. Since leaving Time Warner upon the completion of its sale to AT&T, Mr. Cappuccio has served, from 2019-2020 as Vice Chairman of dtx (now Flowcode), a digital company that connects consumers and brands through QR codes, and currently from 2020, as the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of NJOY, LLC, a privately held company that sells electronic nicotine delivery systems to adult smokers and former smokers, whose corporate mission is to “Make Smoking History.”

Prior to his service at AOL and Time Warner, Mr. Cappuccio was a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. Before that, Mr. Cappuccio served from 1990-1992 as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Justice Department, where he advised Attorney General William P. Barr. Additionally, Mr. Cappuccio served as a law clerk to two Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy and Hon. Antonin Scalia), as well as one U.S. Court of Appeals Judge. Mr. Cappuccio received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Mr. Cappuccio has also served on a number of boards of directors of publicly listed companies. Mr. Cappuccio currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rumble, Inc., an integrated video platform dedicated to protecting the intellectual property of content creators and free speech, where he serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. From 2016-2020, Mr. Cappuccio served as a director on the board of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., where he was Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. From 2009 to 2018, Mr. Cappuccio was also on the Board of Directors of Central European Media Enterprises, then a publicly traded, leading television and other media company throughout Eastern Europe.

Mr Cappuccio is available for strategic consulting services.