In four years, Aretae Wyler has moved from deputy general counsel to general counsel to, now, the chief administrative officer and general counsel at Atlantic Media, Inc. In this capacity, she oversees human resources, legal, real estate, facilities and special projects divisions. She has proven to be a pioneer in setting ethical and legal standards for media companies when it comes to live events and native advertising—an area where no such standards previously existed. She simultaneously has played a key role in helping Atlantic Media expand internationally. Now, Atlantic Media includes subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong as well as international editorial bureaus. It would not have been possible without Wyler’s work.
In her time at the company, Wyler oversaw the growth of its legal department from a single general counsel to a full-service team of three full-time attorneys, a paralegal and a legal assistant. She also implemented the first legal internship program at Atlantic Media.
Her efforts extend far beyond Atlantic Media, though. Wyler was a featured speaker at the Women, Influence & Power in Law conference in 2015, demonstrating her desire to support fellow women. She has also supported humanitarian efforts of locating, securing and releasing American journalists held hostage in the Middle East.