Lynn R. Charytan serves as Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. As head of the Legal Regulatory Group, Lynn is 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. She also oversees compliance with the regulatory requirements related to the NBCUniversal transaction and other significant matters.
Prior to joining Comcast in November 2010, Lynn was a Partner at WilmerHale, where she served as the chair of the Communications, Privacy and Internet Law Practice Group. During her more than 17 years with the firm, she advised clients on telecommunications, privacy and Internet-law matters. She also focused on national security issues both inside and outside of the communications field. Lynn has worked with clients in all sectors of the communications industry, including the major national and regional wireline and wireless carriers and other providers of communications and video services. She also has advised equipment manufacturers; Internet service, content and application providers; and lenders and investors in the telecommunications industry. Her work has involved representing clients before the FCC and state regulatory commissions, as well as in state and federal court proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, she has represented clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and in connection with security agency reviews of critical infrastructure transactions and license proceedings. Before joining WilmerHale in 1993, Lynn worked for two years as in-house counsel to The Washington Post, where she advised the newspaper on a range of newsgathering and business-related legal issues, and she clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Lynn has written and spoken on many subjects affecting the communications industry, and she was recognized for her exceptional practice in the area of Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of communications law. She graduated from both Columbia University and Harvard Law School with honors.