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Larry Shapiro
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel Walt Disney Internet Group

As general counsel and executive vice president at, Larry Shapiro serves as the company's general counsel and also oversees human resources and public affairs. A key player in the formation of, Larry previously served as executive vice president, business development and operations for Disney's online unit, Buena Vista Internet Group (BVIG).

Prior to the November 1999 merger of Infoseek Corporation and BVIG, Larry was BVIG's chief liaison with Infoseek for several key GO Network areas: business and legal affairs, product development and marketing. Before that, Larry was senior vice president, business and legal affairs for BVIG, where he served as general counsel.

Prior to joining BVIG, Larry was vice president-counsel within Disney's corporate legal department, where he led numerous transactions including Disney's acquisition of Starwave and its 1998 investment in Infoseek.

Before joining Disney, Larry was an associate at two Los Angeles-area law firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and O'Melveny & Myers. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from the University of Michigan.

Larry and his wife live in Encino, California with their dog, Greta.

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