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