Global media and technology company Comcast announced on April 14 it has hired Candy Lawson as senior vice president, chief compliance officer, and senior deputy general counsel.
In this role, Lawson is responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing the company’s internal policies, procedures, and compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts domestically and internationally across Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky, the company announced. She reports to Comcast’s Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary Tom Reid.
Prior to joining Comcast, Lawson was SVP, deputy general counsel, and group chief compliance officer at 21st Century Fox, where she advised on compliance matters, including strategies, policies and procedures to mitigate risk across all areas of the business. Following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company last year, Lawson was appointed to lead The Walt Disney Company’s international compliance team, including overseeing the integration and implementation of compliance policies.
Lawson joined 21st Century Fox from News Corporation, where she was vice president, deputy general counsel, and group chief compliance officer, EMEA and Asia. Prior to that, she was the anti-corruption counsel for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Morgan Stanley.