Comcast announced that it has promoted Sarah Gitchell and David Marcus to vice president and deputy general counsel for Comcast Cable.
With the promotions, Gitchell becomes vice president, deputy general counsel and chief counsel of content acquisition, while Marcus is now vice president, deputy general counsel and chief patent counsel.
“Sarah and David have tremendous experience in their respective fields of practice and are key members of our team,” said Douglas Gaston, general counsel of Comcast Cable. “We truly value their contributions and look forward to their continued leadership.”
Shortly after joining Comcast in 2005, Gitchell became the lead attorney for the company’s content acquisition group, providing legal support for programming and retransmission consent agreements for all Comcast cable systems and for new media rights and strategic multi-platform initiatives.
She received a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Marcus, who joined Comcast in 2007, is responsible for legal support on all patent-related matters, including litigation, and works closely with the company’s strategic IP group.
Before attending law school, he was a Lieutenant and Submarine Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. He’s a member of the American Bar Association and also serves as editor-at-large for the IP Litigation Section’s quarterly publication.
Marcus received his Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Moravian College in Bethlehem and is a graduate of the United States Navy’s Nuclear Engineering Program.