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Christopher Libertelli Named Netflix's Head of Government Relations

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December 06, 2011

Christopher Libertelli Named Netflix's Head of Government Relations

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Christopher Libertelli has been appointed as the head of Global Government Relations at Netflix Inc. Prior to joining Netflix, Libertelli wroked at Skype (News - Alert) for seven years. Skype’s government relations programs in the U.S., Canada and Latin America were successfully managed by  Libertelli.

Netflix will also see the departure of Michael Drobac. According to an announcement made by Netflix in this regard, Drobac will be launching his own public service/healthcare start-up after leaving Netflix. In 2010, the Netflix Government Relations office in Washington was successfully established by Drobac. The company's domestic and global government relations' strategy were also spearheaded by Mr. Drobac.

In a release, David Hyman, general counsel at Netflix, said, "We're very excited for Christopher to join our team and thank Michael for his dedication to Netflix and wish him the best of luck with his new venture. Christopher is a seasoned public affairs executive with great insight into the global regulatory issues that Internet-based companies like Netflix face."

Libertelli has served as a senior legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission before joining Skype in 2005. He was also an associate at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. Mr. Libertelli has studied at Boston University where he received his JD in Communications Law.

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Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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