Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs
As Senior Vice President, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Javier Figueroa oversees all business and legal affairs across both scripted and unscripted production for BBC Studios out of Los Angeles. Figueroa is responsible for an array of high profile shows produced by BBC Studios, including Dancing with the Stars for ABC, a trio franchise under the Emmy®-winning Life Below Zero banner for NatGeo, Weakest Link for NBC, and Top Gear America for MotorTrend.
Figueroa is a seasoned business and legal affairs executive with over a decade of experience. His diversified background in both production and distribution spans virtually every genre, including film, television, advertising, and new media. Before his appointment to the BBC Studios Los Angeles leadership team, Figueroa worked with the distribution arm of BBC Studios based out of New York, handling all business and legal affairs across digital distribution, theatrical, home video, and ancillary rights, as well as providing support for BBC Studios’ streaming service BritBox.
Prior to joining BBC Studios, Figueroa was Associate General Counsel at RadicalMedia, providing business and legal services to all projects including television, film, advertising, and new media/live events. Before RadicalMedia, Figueroa was an associate at Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers focusing on film and television production.
Figueroa graduated from New York University with a focus on finance and international business, and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a focus on entertainment law. He is based in Los Angeles.