Jonathan Anschell


Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary


Jonathan Anschell is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Mattel. He joined Mattel in 2021. In his role, Mr. Anschell oversees all legal responsibilities for Mattel’s operations and transactions, as well as corporate governance, securities, intellectual property, litigation, and privacy. He also is responsible for compliance and government affairs.

Prior to joining Mattel, Mr. Anschell served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ViacomCBS Media Networks, leading the legal affairs team for all CBS entertainment and news operations, as well as the business and legal affairs teams for the ViacomCBS cable networks in the U.S. and internationally.

Before the CBS-Viacom merger in 2019, Mr. Anschell served as General Counsel of CBS Television and Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of CBS Corporation, where he was responsible for corporate governance, securities, intellectual property, employment, and real estate legal functions. Before joining CBS in 2004, he was a partner at White O’Connor Curry, a Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in commercial and entertainment-related litigation. He is also a former editor of Communications Lawyer, the American Bar Association’s journal on media and communications law.

Mr. Anschell received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Toronto, where he was an associate editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Media Law Resource Center and as a Director and past Chair of the Board of Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm.