Comcast has hired analyst Rebecca Arbogast, currently a managing director handling communications, media and technology at Stifel Nicolaus.
Arbogast is a former lawyer for both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission -- both of which approved Comcast's recent merger with NBCUniversal.
"As Vice President for Global Public Policy, Ms. Arbogast will oversee the development and coordination of the company's public policy efforts across the corporation. Ms. Arbogast will be located in Comcast's government affairs office in Washington, DC and will report to Kyle McSlarrow, President of Comcast/NBCUniversal for Washington, DC," Comcast said in a statement.
"Rebecca has had a distinguished career and is widely respected for her insightful understanding of the telecommunications and media landscape from a strategic business, legal and regulatory perspective," McSlarrow added in a statement.
Arbogast, who has a law degree from Yale Law School, clerked for Judge Fletcher on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and was a Fulbright Fellow in European Community Law.She joined Stifel Nicolaus in 2005 when it acquired Legg Mason's Capital Markets Group.