CableLabs Beefs Up Legal Dept.

Lee W. Zieroth joined Cable Television Laboratories as senior vice president and general counsel.

Zieroth had been VP and deputy general counsel at Comcast Cable Communications, where he headed the strategic-intellectual-property group within its legal department.

At the cable industry’s research-and-development arm, he has responsibility for all legal matters including direction of strategy and policy, antitrust compliance, intellectual-property-rights issues for specification efforts, protection of intellectual property and general corporate and contractual matters.

CableLabs also announced the promotions of Judson (Jud) D. Cary and Simon Krauss.

Deputy general counsel Cary added the title of VP of video-technology policy. And Krauss was elevated to deputy general counsel from senior counsel.