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Deborah Shinbein Joins Clarity Digital Group as VP of Business Development and General Counsel
Mar 02, 2010 (04:03 PM EST)

Shinbein to oversee new business development and legal for local news and information site

DENVER, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarity Digital Group LLC, the parent company of, the insider source for everything local, and, has hired Deborah Shinbein to serve as Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel.

Shinbein has worked for the Disney Interactive Media Group as an attorney and director of business development, focusing on broadband content licensing deals and other strategic alliances for websites including,,, and others. Prior to joining, Shinbein worked as an attorney at Minneapolis-based Faegre & Benson, where she offered legal counsel on intellectual property transactions and Internet legal issues. Shinbein held positions both business development and legal positions with, Studios USA, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

"Deborah has experience in both business development and legal counsel for some of the country's most reputable law firms and online sites," said Rick Blair, CEO of Clarity Digital Group and "She is uniquely qualified to establish key strategic alliances on behalf of, while overseeing content licensing and other legal matters."

"I have had the opportunity to work as outside legal counsel for since 2008," said Shinbein. "I am thrilled to join the organization as a full-time employee and participate in a company with such an extraordinary vision and exciting opportunities for growth."

Shinbein will oversee all legal matters for Clarity Digital Group (including and, while heading the business development for, which is in the midst of moving to a new platform powered by Drupal – an outcome of their acquisition of in the fall of 2009.

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