Alumni Stories: Nate Hargress

March 2, 2016


Nate Hargress, BA ’04, Humanities-Prelaw, MSU Honors College and College of Arts & Letters, is the 2016 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC). He received the award at AMEC’s 11th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards in Hollywood, CA, February 18.

“Winning the award means a great deal to me, especially since I didn’t really know anyone when I first came to Los Angeles from Michigan,” Hargress said.

“Now, to receive such an honor from the entertainment law community is truly humbling.”

Following graduation from MSU, Hargress earned his L.L.M. degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2009. Before joining Viacom Media Networks in January 2016 as Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, he spent five years with Discovery Communications as an attorney in Legal and Business Affairs. 

Established in 2005 by prominent entertainment attorneys and studio executives, AMEC supports the career development and honors the achievements of in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys at major entertainment and media companies.