Shari Patrick Named General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation

Jan 22, 2008, 00:00 ET from The Rockefeller Foundation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation
 announced today that Shari L. Patrick has been named General Counsel and
 Corporate Secretary of the Foundation, effective immediately. As General
 Counsel, Patrick will have principal responsibility for legal matters
 involving the Foundation. She will also serve as Corporate Secretary to the
 Foundation's Board of Trustees.
     Patrick began her legal career as a Litigation Associate with Paul,
 Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she was from 1982 to 1988.
 She spent the next eight years (1988 to 1996) at Home Box Office, initially
 as a Senior Counsel, Litigation, and later as Senior Counsel, Film
 Programming. From 1996 to 2003, Patrick was with Comedy Central as General
 Counsel and Head of Legal and Business Affairs. Most recently, from 2006 to
 mid-2007, she was counsel to NBC Universal Inc. on corporate transactions
 and media law matters.
     Commenting on Patrick's appointment, Judith Rodin, President of the
 Rockefeller Foundation, said, "The Foundation is delighted to welcome Shari
 Patrick's wise counsel, extensive experience and solid judgment. She will
 be a valued addition to our management team."
     Patrick said, "I'm thrilled to be named General Counsel and Corporate
 Secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation. It's an especially dynamic and
 interesting time to be at this innovative institution. I look forward to
 assisting colleagues here advance the Foundation's important work."
     Patrick graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.A. degree
 with high distinction in 1979. She received her J.D. degree from the
 University of Chicago Law School in 1982. Patrick is admitted to practice
 before the Bar of the State of New York and is a member of the Association
 of the Bar of the City of New York.
     The Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1913 by John D.
 Rockefeller, Sr., to "promote the well-being" of humanity by addressing the
 root causes of serious problems. The Foundation supports work around the
 world to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help
 ensure that globalization's benefits are more widely shared. With assets of
 nearly $4 billion, it is one of the few institutions to conduct such work
 both within the United States and internationally.

SOURCE The Rockefeller Foundation