Stuart Karle is Chief Operating Officer at Thomson Reuters, where he oversees operations, logistics and safety, in addition to coordinating Editorial’s partnership with support teams from HR, Marketing, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Stuart was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in April 2011.
Prior to joining Reuters, Stuart held the role of general counsel of both a privately held investment company with hundreds of millions of dollars of assets, and a boutique media practice focused on online publishers. Between 1992 and 2008, Stuart was based at Dow Jones and Company, working his way from his initial role as Counsel in 1992 to Vice President and General Counsel of the Wall Street Journal in 2005. Mr Karle worked as a Litigation Associate for Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher from 1986 to 1992, before spending a few months at Loeb and Loeb prior to joining Dow Jones and Company.
In August 2008 Stuart took the position as adjunct professor at the New York University Law School, co-teaching Media Law. In addition, he has held the role of James Madison visiting professor at the Columbia School of Journalism since August 2009.
Additional to his position as board member of London-based group providing legal advice and training for lawyers representing media outside of Europe and North America, Stuart is a well known speaker. He has spoken at conferences on media law and international jurisdiction issues organized by Sedona Conference, Media Law Resource Center, Bar Association of City of New York, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Commonwealth Law Conference, and Practicing Law Institute. He also held the position of Chair of the Media Law Resource Center Committee on Internet Jurisdiction between 2003 and 2004.
Stuart graduated from Columbia University, where he was Editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He received his JD from the University of Chicago.