Anju Jain Kumar, LLM '01
Dean's Advisory Council Member
Assistant Regional Counsel
Anju Jain Kumar serves as general counsel, and is responsible for the legal and regulatory functions for Disney’s operations and businesses in India. She and her team address legal issues affecting all Disney businesses in India including studio, consumer products, Internet and mobile business, television, home entertainment and other new businesses. She also advises the country head and other key members of the management team on all legal and regulatory matters.
Kumar has over 20 years of experience as a legal counsel. Prior to joining Disney, she was appointed partner at the law firm of AZB & Partners where she led the media and intellectual property practice for the firm. During her tenure at AZB, she was responsible for setting up India operations for many offshore clients in the entertainment and publishing industries, advising and negotiating intellectual property transactions and acquisitions in the entertainment and other content/research industries.
Kumar has also served as a legal counsel with the intellectual property law firm Anand & Anand and was responsible for the Mumbai operations of the firm. Prior to being with Anand & Anand, she was an intern at the Motion Picture Association in Los Angeles.
Anju Jain Kumar holds a Bachelors in law degree from the University of Bombay and a LLM degree in Intellectual Property from UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), U.S.A. During her legal academia, she assisted a human rights law firm on several legal and advocacy efforts including on public health in India. She assisted in a precedent setting court decision involving discrimination on medical conditions at the workplace.
Under her leadership, the Disney India legal team has been awarded as the ‘Best In House Legal Team – in the Media Industry’ at the LegalEra Awards 2013-14. Kumar has also been recognized by Korn Ferry International, in association with the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), as one of the Most Influential South Asian Women Executives in the Media & Entertainment Sector, 2010.