Comcast Cable Communications, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced today that it has promoted Sarah Gitchell and David Marcus to Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Cable. With these promotions, Ms. Gitchell becomes Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Counsel, Content Acquisition, and Mr. Marcus becomes Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel.
"Sarah and David have tremendous experience in their respective fields of practice and are key members of our team," said Douglas Gaston, General Counsel, Comcast Cable. "We truly value their contributions and look forward to their continued leadership."
Shortly after joining Comcast in 2005, Ms. Gitchell became the lead attorney for the company's Content Acquisition group, providing legal support for programming and retransmission consent agreements for all Comcast cable systems and for new media rights and strategic multiplatform initiatives. She received a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Marcus, who joined Comcast in 2007, is responsible for legal support on all patent-related matters, including litigation, and works closely with the company's Strategic IP group. Before attending law school, he was a Lieutenant and Submarine Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. He's a member of the American Bar Association and also serves as editor-at-large for the IP Litigation Section's quarterly publication. Mr. Marcus received his Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Moravian College in Bethlehem and is a graduate of the United States Navy's Nuclear Engineering Program.
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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.