Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), a global media and
technology company, announced today that it has hired Ryan Wallach as
Senior Deputy General Counsel and Madura Wijewardena as Senior Director,
Public Policy. Mr. Wallach's responsibilities will include legal
analysis and advocacy regarding regulatory and litigation matters, and
he will report to Lynn Charytan, Vice President Legal Regulatory Affairs
and Senior Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Wijewardena will identify and
analyze emerging public policy issues of significance to the company,
and he will report to Rebecca Arbogast, Vice President of Global Public
"I am excited that Ryan has joined the Comcast legal team after working
with us as outside counsel for many years. He brings deep federal and
legislative legal and policy expertise and will be a terrific asset to
the company," said Lynn Charytan, Vice President Legal Regulatory
Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel.
"Madura's background in quantitative analysis combined with a deep
understanding of media and technology issues will be a valued addition
to Comcast's public policy staff," said Rebecca Arbogast, Vice President
of Global Public Policy.
Mr. Wallach recently served as Special Counsel at Willkie, Farr &
Gallgher LLP where he provided strategic guidance to clients on
regulatory and legislative policy and compliance issues and initiatives
for over a decade. He has served as a Professorial Lecturer in Law at
the George Washington University Law School for the past seven years
co-teaching a survey course on developments in communications law. He is
an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. Mr.
Wallach served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Clyde H. Hamilton at
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Columbia, South
Carolina and to The Honorable Harold H. Greene at the U.S. District
Court for the District of Columbia in Washington. He holds a law degree
from George Washington University Law School and a bachelor's degree
from The Colorado College.
Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Wijewardena served as the Director of
Research & Policy at the National Urban League (NUL) in Washington, D.C.
where he used research to develop NUL's economic policy agenda and
managed NUL's policy interactions in telecommunications and media. Prior
to NUL, Mr. Wijewardena worked for a consulting firm in Chicago where he
used data analysis to assist governments, foundations and political
campaigns to develop policies and influence opinion. Mr. Wijewardena was
also part of President Obama's first campaign in Chicago. For the first
eight years of his career, Mr. Wijewardena was a corporate attorney in
telecommunications and media. He holds a master's degree from the
University of Chicago concentrating in microeconomics and statistics,
and law and bachelor's degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and
technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and
NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed
Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY
brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal
operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo
broadcast networks, television production operations, television station
groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
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