Leading media and entertainment company Cablevision Systems Corporation has named David Ellen as its general counsel and executive vice president based in Bethpage, New York.
Reporting to president and CEO James Dolan, he will supervise and manage all of Cablevision's legal affairs.
Ellen began his career at Cablevision in 1997 when he was senior counsel in the company’s government affairs department.
He also worked as deputy general counsel and vice president of internet company IAC, and prior to that, as general counsel for Eureka Broadband, a private New York-based telecommunications company.
He then returned to Cablevision in 2004 as senior vice president and general counsel of cable telecommunications and programming. In 2008, he was promoted to executive vice president and general counsel of the cable and communications department.
Ellen says, “I am very grateful for this opportunity. Cablevision is a company with terrific assets and enormous prospects, and I look forward to working closely with our executive management team to serve the company in any way I can.”