Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )
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Eric Rayman

Eric Rayman is a partner at Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP, where his legal practice focuses on media and publishing, employment and copyright matters. He previously held senior legal roles at three media businesses. Mr. Rayman was General Counsel to The New Yorker magazine; Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of book publisher, Simon & Schuster; and Vice President and Chief Counsel, Network Operations at HBO. He began his career at Paul, Weiss. Mr. Rayman took a break from the law in 2001. He co-founded and served as president of Budget Living, a national women’s lifestyle magazine. Budget Living earned a number of accolades including the American Society of Magazine Editors’ award for General Excellence and a nomination for Personal Service Journalism. In 2007, the Hearst Corporation purchased Budget Living. For over 20 years, Mr. Rayman taught media and entertainment law as an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law. His freelance articles have appeared in The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler and other publications. He serves or has served on the board of directors of other nonprofit arts and media organizations, including The Harvard Lampoon and No Strings USA.