Thomas J. Reid serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Comcast Corporation, overseeing Comcast’s legal, corporate governance and strategic intellectual property functions. Tom also oversees the Company’s government and regulatory affairs and political affairs functions.
Tom joined Comcast in April 2019 after a successful career at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. Tom had served as Chairman and Managing Partner of the firm since 2011, and began his career there in 1987. He was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley from 2000 to 2003 and then rejoined Davis Polk.
Tom has represented some of the world’s most significant companies and financial intermediaries, providing legal advice and judgment on some of the most important transactions, legal and regulatory issues, and matters in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For nearly four years, he served as Davis Polk’s lead partner with Comcast, and played a critical role in recent significant transactions, including the Sky acquisition completed in 2018.
Tom serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The Morgan Library & Museum. In 2018, the Pro Bono Partnership honored him with the “Champion Award” in recognition of his deep commitment to pro bono work.
Tom graduated from Edinburgh University with First Class Honors in Law and from Columbia Law School with a Masters in Law.