BakerHostetler announced Daniel Pepper, most recently a senior legal and privacy executive with Comcast, has joined as a partner in the law firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team.

Pepper, who will be based in Philadelphia, has 25 years of experience representing Fortune 500 companies in information technology, data privacy, and cyber-security law. At Comcast, he served as a vice president, deputy general counsel, and deputy privacy officer. He was responsible for developing comprehensive global privacy and data security programs to minimize risk and promote compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the U.S. as well as internationally.

Prior to Comcast, Pepper was assistant general counsel for information technology, information security, and global clearance and compliance at Verizon Communications, where he served as executive legal liaison for the company’s chief information security officer, chief technology officer, and chief information officer. He also was founder and managing member of the Pepper Law Group, which provided outside counsel to numerous Fortune 500 and privately held companies. Pepper also held legal counsel roles at BEA Systems and Oracle Corp.