As General Counsel for Discovery Communications, Savalle Sims leads Discovery’s global legal teams, managing lawyers and all legal issues on behalf of the company in nearly 20 worldwide offices.
In her previous role as EVP, Deputy General Counsel, Sims managed Discovery’s Litigation and Trademark legal teams, handling all legal efforts around Discovery’s intellectual property, including trademark, patent and copyright portfolios.
Sims joined Discovery in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Litigation and Intellectual Property. Previously, she was a partner in the commercial litigation department at Arent Fox, LLP, in Washington, D.C. In this role, she spent more than 10 years working on a broad range of complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters, including several engagements with Discovery.
As an experienced and talented litigator, Sims’ litigation skills have been recognized by various publications. Sims was named one of the “40 Top Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian Magazine and was the recipient of Washington Business Journal’s “Young Guns” honor. She also was named to the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’ Luminary Class in 2014 and Cablefax’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable list in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Most recently, Sims was named to Multichannel’s 2016 class of Wonder Women.
Sims is a graduate of Syracuse University and Notre Dame Law School.