Gerard Lewis

Gerard Lewis

Mr. Lewis is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer for Comcast where he advises company management and business units on intellectual property, technology, e-commerce, Internet, privacy, and security law matters. He leads the group within the Comcast Cable Law Department responsible for technology, licensing, non-patent intellectual property, and business information and privacy matters. He also oversees and supports privacy initiatives and compliance for Comcast Corporation. 

Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Lewis served as Acting General Counsel for, Inc., an eBay Inc. company. Before that, he was Vice President & General Counsel for Infonautics, Inc., a publicly-traded Internet information company, where he was responsible for all legal matters for over five years. Mr. Lewis began his legal career in the intellectual property and technology law group of the Reed Smith firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Lewis worked in software product development as a senior technical writer and project team leader in California’s Silicon Valley. 

He graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he earned his J.D. degree and served as Executive Editor of the Law Review; he earned his B.A. degree from Haverford College. Mr. Lewis has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law where he has taught Computer Law and an advanced Copyright course. 

He is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Mr. Lewis serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School and of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum. He is a frequent speaker on copyright, e-commerce, and privacy law topics at industry and professional events.

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