Arthur Block

Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Comcast Corporation

Arthur Block

Arthur Block

Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Comcast Corporation

Biography

Currently, Arthur R. Block occupies the position of Secretary for Comcast Holdings Corp. He is also on the board of NBC Universal Holdings and Chairman-Managers Board at Moore College of Art & Design and Co-Chairman-Greater Philadelphia at City Year, Inc. Mr. Block previously was Partner-Corporate Department at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP and Secretary, Executive VP & General Counsel of Comcast Corp. and Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal Media LLC (a subsidiary of Comcast Corp.). He received an undergraduate degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree from The University of Michigan Law School.

Overview
Career Highlights

Comcast Corporation

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Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1955

Age

64

Number of Awards

1

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Managing Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Corporation

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Chief Executive Officer at Comcast Corporation

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Comcast Corporation

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Principal Financial Officer, Director of NBCUniversal Holdings at NBCUniversal Media LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at NBCUniversal Media LLC

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Executive Vice President at Comcast Corporation

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March 2, 2019
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February 25, 2019
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October 9, 2017
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May 1, 2017
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Arthur Block
Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Comcast Corporation
Education
JD
Class of 1978

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

BS in Economics
Class of 1975

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
1989 - 2019

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Partner
1978 - Prior

WolfBlock was founded in 1903 by Horace Stern and Morris Wolf.

Senior Vice President, Director of NBCUniversal Holdings
Prior

NBCUniversal Media LLC owns and operates news and entertainment television networks. It includes broadcasting, sports, television series, movies, fashion programs, and theatrical, and non-theatrical filmed entertainment contents. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2016

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$2,500 - $4,999
2015

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$2,500 - $4,999
2014

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Political Donations
$2,700
2016

Chairman at Philadelphia Democratic Party

$900
2014

Former Senator from Nevada

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Comcast Corporation purchases Sky Ltd.

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Comcast Corporation, NBCUniversal Media LLC purchase DWA Holdings LLC

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Comcast Corporation purchases NBCUniversal Media LLC from General Electric Company

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Awards & Honors
2012
City Year Greater Philadelphia - Idealist of the Year
Other Affiliations

Arthur Block is affiliated with Comcast Corporation, WolfBlock LLP, NBCUniversal Media LLC

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