James Filippatos

The Walt Disney Company

Vice President for Global Public Policy

Jim is Vice President for Global Public Policy at The Walt Disney Company where he is responsible for developing and directing strategic international public policy initiatives across the company. He focuses on media and Internet policy, human rights, children’s issues and business entry and expansion in developing markets, among other areas. Before joining Disney, Jim served as senior counsel at the US State Department and Assistant Administrator for International Affairs at the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to that, he practiced law with Cleary Gottlieb in Washington, DC, London and New York.

Jim serves on the Board of Disney Cruise Line. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and a Trustee for the Baker Scholars at Georgetown University. He has developed and taught an International Business, Human Rights and Social Responsibility course at Jilin and Northeast Normal Universities in Changchun, China, the first such course taught at a Chinese law school.

Jim is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. He speaks Greek, Spanish and conversational Italian. He and his wife have a son and a daughter and live in London.