Altice USA Names Rosenblum Vice Chairman

Altice USA said Monday that it has named its EVP and general counsel Lisa Rosenblum vice chairman of the company, adding that David Connolly, a former partner at Shearman and Sterling LLP will assume her former roles.

Rosenblum will report to Altice USA chairman and CEO Dexter Goei while Connolly will report to co-president and chief financial officer Charles Stewart.

Rosenblum will work closely with the CEO and the executive leadership team on key corporate initiatives, focusing on establishing Altice’s presence with government, in the marketplace, and the communities the company serves. Additionally, she will help to shape the corporate strategy on all legislative, regulatory and public policy activities and related business developments.

“Lisa is a tremendous asset to Altice USA, providing strategic counsel and leadership for complex legal and regulatory matters,” Goei said in a statement. “With her vast knowledge and industry experience, she will continue to serve as senior counselor to me and the entire Altice USA leadership team as we position Altice for success and further growth in the U.S.”

AS EVP and general counsel, Connolly will direct all U.S. legal affairs at Altice USA. Previously, he was a partner in Shearman & Sterling LLP, the law firm that represented Altice in its purchase of Cablevision Systems earlier this year. He served as an adviser to Altice in the transaction.

Rosenblum also has ties to Cablevision, joining the cable operator in 1996 and most recently serving as its EVP, government and public affairs. 

“David is a well-respected and talented lawyer with an impressive track record in representing multinational corporations,” Goei said in a statement. “Altice benefited greatly from his keen insight and thoughtful counsel during our acquisition of Cablevision. He will be a terrific addition to our strong management team and we look forward to his leadership on all legal matters for Altice USA.”