Comcast Executive VP David L. Cohen to Address 2015 Hargrove Media Law and Policy Colloquium

Date(s) - 03/24/2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

George Watts Hill Alumni Center, University of North Carolina

david-cohenWe are pleased to announce that on March 24, 2015, the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy will host the second-annual Wade H. Hargrove Media Law and Policy Colloquium, featuring David L. Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corp.  Mr. Cohen will speak about “The Democratization of Media” and will then be interviewed by Donald A. Baer, worldwide chair and chief executive officer of the strategic communications firm Burson-Marsteller.

Mr. Cohen will speak at 6:00 p.m. in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Friends and colleagues of Wade Hargrove established the colloquium to honor Mr. Hargrove, an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an accomplished media lawyer, by creating a forum for the discussion of national media law and policy issues.

About David L. Cohen
Mr. Cohen is executive vice president of Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable and broadband provider. He is responsible for corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, legal affairs, corporate administration, and community investment. Before assuming his role at Comcast in 2002, he worked as a partner in and chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. Mr. Cohen graduated from Swarthmore College in 1977 with a B.A. and earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude) in 1981.

Mr. Cohen is highly regarded in Washington, D.C.  He led Comcast’s efforts to acquire NBC Universal and has been publicly arguing in favor of Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. Mr. Cohen also advocates for reducing the digital divide by providing Internet access to low-income communities.

About Donald A. Baer

Mr. Baer has been a member of Burson-Marsteller’s global senior management team since 2008, while also leading major engagements for clients in every sector and part of the world, especially for top technology, communications, and media companies. In 2011, he became co-founder/chair of Palisades Media Ventures, a public affairs media development company co-owned with WPP.

During his career, Mr. Baer has played leading roles as a media and communications executive for a wide range of important business, government, and non-profit organizations. He has had extensive strategic, creative, and operational experience at the White House, major global companies, and media organizations.

Mr. Baer, who received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has served as a member of the University’s Board of Visitors and is in the N.C. Public Relations Hall of Fame.

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