< Back Chuck Ortner, Senior Advisor
Charles B. Ortner, Senior Advisor at Laurel Strategies, is a seasoned professional in the entertainment and media legal and business worlds and as a partner in the Litigation Department of Proskauer, focuses his practice on those industries. Chuck also is the National Legal Counsel to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (the GRAMMY® Award organization)
Chuck was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Chuck is a member of the Board of Directors of the Grammy Museum, the Born This Way Foundation (Lady Gaga’s charitable foundation), and the Board of Trustees of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. He also served as president of the Kanye West Foundation, a charity devoted to educational initiatives, and as a member of the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its Hollywood Bowl Committee.
Chuck served as an aide to John V. Lindsay, Mayor of the City of New York, and as an Assistant to Whitney North Seymour, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.