Comcast Washington, D.C. Office Announces New Legal and Public Policy Hires

Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:00am EST

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WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--
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

"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

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,

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.
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