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Priyanka Chaudhari

With over 16 years of meritorious legal career, Priyanka Chaudhari, our founder is a luminary in the legal profession. Her educational background is of a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Science and Law from Mumbai University. From the dynamic realms of Media & Entertainment to the intricacies of Corporate & Commercial law, Priyanka has left an indelible mark across diverse industries both in litigation and non-litigation work.

Prior to founding PCA Legal, Priyanka held pivotal roles at esteemed companies such as Netflix, Balaji Telefilms and its group companies – ALTBalaji, Balaji Motion Pictures, Zee Entertainment, Star India, and Bharti AXA. Prior to her stint at Bharti AXA, she worked in Vigil Juris and Deval Patel and Associates where her foundations in various fields of law were set.

Serving as Director & Senior Counsel at Netflix and Vice President & Head Legal at Balaji Telefilms, she exhibited exemplary leadership, guiding teams and shaping legal strategies that resonated throughout the industry.

Specialising in a myriad of legal domains such as Media & Entertainment, Technology, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Real Estate, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution, Priyanka brings a wealth of expertise to every legal challenge. Her repertoire includes adeptly handling business & legal affairs, regulatory advisory, litigation across civil, criminal, and corporate realms, as well as pre-litigation activities, content grievances, trademark matters, and regulatory compliance.

Driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering integrity, Priyanka epitomises legal prowess and dedication. Her multifaceted skill set, coupled with a keen understanding of both national and international legal landscapes, positions her as a trusted advisor and advocate for her clients.

In the dynamic realm of Media & Entertainment, Priyanka’s tenure at Netflix stands as a testament to her legal acumen and visionary leadership. Leading the charge across Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Content Grievances for the India and South Asia regions, she has continually pushed boundaries and redefined industry standards.

At the forefront of Priyanka’s achievements at Netflix was a steadfast commitment to defending Netflix and its content in the face of multifaceted legal challenges. From navigating complex regulatory landscapes to safeguarding the creative freedom of content creators, she has exemplified unwavering dedication and strategic foresight. Her efforts have not only protected Netflix’s interests but have also paved the way for innovative legal strategies that prioritise creativity without compromising on legal integrity.

One of Priyanka’s most notable contributions has been revolutionising content production and legal clearance processes. By pioneering innovative approaches that eliminate the need for self-censorship or editing, she has streamlined workflows and enhanced efficiency across all stages of content creation. These groundbreaking strategies have earned widespread acclaim within the Media & Entertainment industry, setting new benchmarks for excellence and innovation.

Moreover, Priyanka’s role as the inaugural Content Grievance Officer at Netflix underscores her commitment to upholding legal compliance and regulatory standards. Through the development of comprehensive workflows and strategies, she ensured that during her tenure Netflix remained at the forefront of industry best practices. Her efforts in launching Netflix’s content grievance redressal mechanism in 2021 have not only enhanced transparency and accountability but have also positioned the company as a leader in self-regulation within the industry.

Her tenure at Netflix stands as a shining example of legal prowess, strategic foresight, and unwavering dedication to excellence. As Priyanka continues to chart new horizons through PCA Legal, her legacy of innovation and integrity will undoubtedly continue to inspire and shape the future of Media & Entertainment law.

At the forefront of launching and shaping the legal framework along with her mentors and team members for renowned platforms and businesses such as &TV, ALT Balaji, Balaji Studios, Zee Music, Zee Theatre, and Zee Events, she exemplifies deep and unmatched expertise in navigating complex negotiations and crafting intricate deal structures, transactions and agreements.

Priyanka’s leadership transcends conventional boundaries, orchestrating multifaceted contracts spanning content production, talent management, and licensing intricacies with finesse. Her strategic foresight and meticulous approach have been pivotal in propelling these ventures to unprecedented success, driving forward India’s entertainment domain with innovation and precision.

Furthermore, Priyanka serves as a linchpin for collaboration, forging synergies among internal teams, external counsel, and regulatory bodies. Her adept navigation of legal proceedings in diverse arenas underscores her role as a trusted advocate and representative for the organisations she serves.

Grounded in integrity, accountability, and a collaborative ethos, Priyanka embodies legal excellence and adaptability. As she continues to leverage her expansive expertise and profound understanding of the entertainment realm, she remains at the forefront of championing and safeguarding the interests of her clients with passion and dedication.

The remarkable contributions of Priyanka to the legal profession have been repeatedly acknowledged and celebrated by esteemed legal associations and organisations across India. A testament to her unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise, her accolades span a spectrum of prestigious awards and recognitions. These accolades not only reflect Priyanka’s outstanding professional accomplishments but also serve as a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation in the legal profession. As she continues to leave an indelible mark on the legal landscape, her legacy of excellence remains an inspiration to peers and aspiring legal professionals alike.

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