Louis J. Briskman plans to retire next month from his role as general counsel of
A mainstay of the broadcasting company, Briskman first joined CBS in 1975 when it was Westinghouse Electric Corp. He has served as the top lawyer for four public corporations, including Aetna Inc., Group W (the broadcasting subsidiary of Westinghouse) and Westinghouse Electric.
After his stint at Aetna, Briskman rejoined CBS in September 2005, just four months before the CBS breakup with
CBS said a successor would soon be named.
"He has the trust, admiration and respect of the entire legal community and everyone here at CBS who have had the pleasure of working with him," CBS Chief Executive
Briskman is a 1970 graduate of the
In recent months, CBS stock has been on a tear. It is just off its 52-week high, closing Monday at $58.86 a share, up 12 cents.
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