Doug Gaston serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable, where he directs a team of attorneys and legal professionals who provide day to day support to the Company’s operating departments at headquarters and in each of the three divisions. The Cable Law Department provides legal support across a wide range of subjects, including, among others, commercial contracts, content acquisition, customer service, litigation, marketing and advertising, patent prosecution and privacy.
Doug joined Comcast in 1996 and served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility prior to assuming his current role in 2004. Before joining Comcast, Doug was an associate in the Business and Finance Department at Morgan Lewis where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, municipal finance and other corporate transactions. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jan E. Dubois, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Doug holds a J.D. from Villanova University Law School, where he served as a staff member on the Villanova Law Review. Prior to law school, Doug worked at what was then Suburban Cable Television in Delaware County, PA, where he was responsible for local origination programming and production. Doug held a similar position for Harron Cable in Malvern prior to joining WPHL-TV, Philadelphia as a producer/director.
Doug is also an adjunct professor of law at Villanova University School of Law and is a member of the school's Board of Consultors. Doug serves on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, an organization committed to fostering participation of a more diverse group of lawyers in the greater Philadelphia region. He holds a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film from Temple University. In 2008, he was inducted into the Temple University School of Communications Hall of Fame.