Comcast Promotes Lynn Charytan To Executive Vice President And General Counsel Of Comcast Cable
Comcast announced today that Lynn Charytan, Senior Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable. In this role, Ms. Charytan will be responsible for overseeing the legal affairs of Comcast Cable and the wide array of technologies, products, and services that it delivers to both consumers and businesses in 39 states and Washington, DC. She will also continue to oversee regulatory compliance with the NBCUniversal transaction requirements. Ms. Charytan will report to Neil Smit, Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable, and has a dotted line reporting relationship to David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, in connection with her continuing regulatory oversight responsibilities.
Mr. Smit commented, "Lynn’s success in partnering with many of our business teams, her broad and deep experience as inside corporate counsel for Comcast, combined with her decades of work on regulatory matters as outside counsel in the communications and entertainment industries, makes her the ideal leader to assume this role."
Mr. Cohen said, "Lynn has done an outstanding job leading our company’s legal regulatory affairs function as well as assisting Comcast Cable on many business activities. She is highly respected throughout our company and in the cable and telecommunications industries, and it gives me great pride to see her continue her rapid career growth at Comcast."
Ms. Charytan joined Comcast in 2010 after spending 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.
Ms. Charytan 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.
Ms. Charytan earned a BA degree from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and graduated from both institutions with honors. She will be based at Comcast’s global headquarters in Philadelphia and will also work at the company’s office in Washington, DC.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of Ms. Charytan can be found here.