Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega & The Transformation Of Mexican Media

Over the last 20 years, the media industry in Mexico has made some drastic changes. There are still some allegiance concerning critical investigations of the government in journalism. This is the case with television giants, such as TV Azteca and Televisa. However, there are great changes in which much of Mexico enjoys:

1. Cable TV news and Radio Broadcasting- even though Carmen Aristegui, CNN contributor, was booted off the air after assisting in the expose of significantly embarrassing government corruption, other cable TV news networks and radio broadcasters are still available to chose from.

2. Magazines- there is an array of more established and newer magazines on the market. Some of the bigger names include Proceso and Nexos. Some of the highly anticipated newcomers include Chilango, Emeequis, and Gatopardo. There are also Mexican versions of worldwide magazines, like Esquire and GQ.

3. Digital Media- Legacy news organizations sometimes experiment with digital media; however, mainly independent Mexican outlets, like SinEmbargo and Animal Politico, are largely dynamic with online news. With social media remaining strong and for some time to come, the general public worldwide tend to participate more so with social media. The day of limited and controlled protection of people in power on TV is no longer. With social media giants, like Twitter, more people are sharing opinions, and thus, possess a larger role in public debates.

About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega

Born on January 17, 1962, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the Executive Vice President and a director of Grupo Televisa, S.A., the biggest, Spanish speaking, media company globally. Since April 1997, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has been a Board of Televisa member. He also became the chairman for Grupo Modelo SAB de CV’s finance committee on April 29, 2009.

Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega also had several prestigious roles before his current ones. From 1999 to 2003, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was the chief financial Officer for Grupo Televisa, S.A. Before working for this company, he was a lawyer for White & Case LLP in New York City. He then was a founding partner of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C., which is a leading law firm of Mexico.

A Labaton Sucharow Client has received the Second Largest SEC Whistleblower Award

Labaton Sucharow LLP is the only firm that provides a practice that is exclusively devoted to representing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblowers. They were proud to announce about the whistleblower who was awarded over $17 million by the SEC for exposing significant offense in the financial services industry.

The award marked the second largest in 6 years from the SEC whistleblower program. It allows whistleblowers to get between 10 to 30 percent of the money collected during a successful enforcement action.

Labaton Sucharow’s whistleblower client gave great information that resulted in sanctions against the main player in the financial marketplaces. The whistleblower, in this case, opted to remain unidentified to avoid blacklisting as well as vengeance. The place where the whistleblowers played a role remains anonymous so as to avoid revealing indirectly whistleblower’s identity.

Jordan A. Thomas is a SEC whistleblower lawyer as well as the Chair of Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice. He said that his customer blew the whistle while others in the financial services industry remained silent for the investors to be entertained. He added that he predicts that in years to come, large and significant cases of SEC will result from whistleblower’s courage. Mr. Thomas was the first officer from a public company to be given the whistleblower award. He for the first time handled a case where an employer was reacting against a whistleblower.

From the protections as well as incentives provided by the SEC Whistleblower Program, qualified whistleblowers rights will remain protected and now have the opportunity to win big monetary awards. Enough funds to allow payment of awards is now available from the Investor Protection Fund established by the Congress.

About Labaton Sucharow LLP
Labaton Sucharow is among the country’s best law firms for over 50 years now. It has lengthily represented institutional investors, businesses as well as customers in business litigation and complex securities. It is the only law firm across the nation that has established an exercise for defending and advocating for whistleblowers who have reported any violation of their rights to the SEC. For the firm to be able to achieve their goals, the Whistleblower Representation Practice employs an in-house crew of detectives, forensic accountants as well as financial analysts who are experienced on federal and state law enforcement. This way, they can represent the whistleblowers in a better and professional way. Labaton Sucharow has consistently been ranked high in The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation, and The National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List.