Evan Slavitt, Senior Vice President, General Counsel

As CPB’s chief legal officer, Evan Slavitt promotes and defends the company’s legal interests, monitors compliance with federal and D.C. law, and ensures adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct in CPB’s administration of the federal appropriation for public broadcasting.

Slavitt joined CPB in 2024 after serving as chief legal officer of Paper Excellence, where he led the multi-national legal department of the pulp and paper product manufacturer. Before that, he was Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs and then Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Kyocera AVX Corporation, an international manufacturing company.

He began his legal career in the United States Department of Justice, first in the Antitrust Division and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He moved into private practice in 1987, working for three Massachusetts law firms before becoming a founding member of Bodoff and Slavitt, LLP.

Slavitt is a graduate of Yale University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and of the Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.