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Lynn R. Charytan

Comcast Corporation
Vice President, Legal Regulatory Affairs & Senior Deputy General Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Lynn R. Charytan serves as Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs for Comcast Corporation, responsible for legal advocacy and advice within the Government Affairs group. In addition, she oversees outside counsel on matters with a regulatory focus or impact and coordinates work on such matters among the Company's internal legal departments. 

Prior to joining Comcast in November, 2010, she was a Partner at WilmerHale, serving as the chair of the Communications, Privacy and Internet Law Practice Group.  During her more than 17 years with the firm, she advised clients on telecommunications, privacy and other Internet-law matters. She also focused on national security and privacy issues both in and outside of the communications field. Ms. Charytan has worked with clients in all sectors of the communications industry, including the major national and regional wireline and wireless carriers, and other providers of communications and video services. She also has advised equipment manufacturers, Internet service, content, and application providers and lenders and investors in the telecommunications industry. Her work has involved representing clients before the FCC and state regulatory commissions, as well as in state and federal court proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, she has represented clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and in connection with security agency reviews of critical infrastructure transactions and license proceedings.  Before joining WilmerHale in 1993, Ms. Charytan worked for two years as in-house counsel to The Washington Post, where she advised the newspaper on a range of newsgathering and business issues. 

Ms. Charytan has been recognized for her exceptional practice in the area of Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008, 2009 and 2010. She's also been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of communications law. She graduated from both Columbia University and Harvard Law School with honors.
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