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Don McGowan

Pokémon Company International
Chief Legal Officer and Business Affairs
Don McGowan is the Chief Legal Officer and Business Affairs of The Pokémon Company International, Inc. (TPCi), where he has been since August 2008. Among other things, in that role McGowan has spearheaded the launch of “Pokémon GO” (including TPCi’s investment into its developer) and was one of the producers of the #1 worldwide hit feature film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. McGowan was named to Variety magazine’s 2016 Legal Impact List, their annual compilation of the leading lawyers in entertainment, and in 2019 was named by Legal 500 as one of the top 500 Chief Legal Officers in the world.