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 Policy.
“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 & Gallagher 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.