Naomi Waltman

Naomi B. Waltman is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of CBS Corporation, a leading media company that creates and distributes content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. She serves as co-head of the CBS Law Department’s Intellectual Property group, where she helps develop and implement strategies to protect the company’s intellectual property. As deputy head of Litigation, she also represents CBS Corp. and its business units in a broad range of litigation matters, including intellectual property, defamation, employment, and general commercial disputes. Previously, Ms. Waltman was Vice President and Senior Counsel for Viacom, Inc., where she provided strategic advice and counseling to Viacom’s business units on a variety of legal issues. Earlier in her career, she was a litigation associate at Kaye Scholer LLP in New York City, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren W. Eginton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Naomi is on the board of Reading Partners New York, a nonprofit that provides one-on-one tutoring to struggling readers in high-need elementary schools in New York City. She also serves on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School, the Alumni Board of Cap and Gown (the Stanford Women’s Leadership Organization), and is Board Secretary of Stanford Women’s Network-New York and the National Chair of the Stanford Law Fund. She also is on the Global Advisory Board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and co-chairs the Association of Corporate Counsel-NYC Women’s Group Steering Committee. Naomi is a frequent panelist and speaker on topics including intellectual property protection, litigation management, and the promotion and retention of women in the law. In 2015, she was recognized as Managing IP’s In-House Counsel of the Year in connection with the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards, and in 2017, she was named a “Woman of Influence” by Best Lawyers Magazine. Naomi received a B.A. with Distinction from Stanford University in 1985 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1988.