Comcast said today that Francis M. Buono has been named SVP Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel. He will be responsible for providing corporate-wide legal advice on regulatory matters and overseeing the company’s legal regulatory advocacy, including filings in federal and state regulatory proceedings and related litigation and appeals. He will be based in Comcast’s Washington D.C. office and report to SEVP and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen.

Buono has spent the past 25 years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP where he most recently was partner and chair of the Communications, Media & Privacy Department and chair of the Data Privacy & Security Practice Group.