David G. Ellen joined Charter Communications as Senior Executive Vice President in 2016. Mr. Ellen oversees several business and corporate functions including Programming, Spectrum Networks, Human Resources, Communications, Diversity, Security, regulatory policy support and compliance, and legal support for several of those areas.
Mr. Ellen joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (currently part of Altice USA), where he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Before Cablevision, Mr. Ellen served as Deputy General Counsel at IAC, the multi-brand media and internet company.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Ellen worked at the Federal Communications Commission and before that was a law clerk for now retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the U.S. Supreme Court. He also clerked for Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg when they were each on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
He received a B.A. from Harvard College, a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review, and a master’s degree from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.