Lynn R. Charytan serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the full range of legal affairs of Comcast Cable and the wide array of technologies, products, and services delivered to both consumers and businesses in 39 states and Washington, DC. Additionally, in her continuing role as Senior Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation, Lynn oversees the Company’s regulatory compliance with the NBCUniversal transaction requirements.
Lynn previously served as Senior Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel of Comcast Corporation, responsible for providing corporate-wide legal advice on regulatory matters and overseeing the Company’s legal regulatory advocacy, including filings in federal and state regulatory proceedings and related litigation and appeals.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2010, Lynn spent more than 17 years at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where she served as the chair of its Communications, Privacy and Internet Law Practice Group. During her tenure at the firm, she counseled clients in all sectors of the communications industry on law matters pertaining to telecommunications, privacy, security, and the Internet. Prior to joining WilmerHale in 1993, Ms. Charytan spent two years as in-house counsel to The Washington Post. She also clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Lynn has received many accolades for her exceptional legal skills, having been ranked in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, included in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of communications law, and ranked for several years running with the highest possible rating in Martindale-Hubbel’s Top Rated Lawyers list. She has also been widely recognized for her leadership and achievements in the cable industry, having been named one of the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" by CableFax Magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and a "Wonder Woman" by Multichannel News in 2015.
Lynn earned a B.A. degree from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and graduated from both institutions with honors.