Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Legal Counsel
Phil Weinberg is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Comcast Spectacor. In this role, Weinberg provides direct oversight of all legal affairs surrounding Comcast Spectacor which includes the Wells Fargo Center arena and complex, as well as a portfolio of professional sports teams that includes the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings and the Maine Mariners of the ECHL. Weinberg’s responsibilities cover all aspects of litigation, employment and labor laws, financing, business acquisition and development, as well as player-related matters. In addition, Weinberg oversees Comcast Spectacor’s Corporate Communications and Human Resources functions, and serves as a key advisor to Chairman and CEO Dave Scott.
Since becoming EVP/General Counsel in 1996, Weinberg has supported a number of company-defining transactions, such as the construction and permanent financing of the Wells Fargo Center, the merger between Comcast and Spectacor, the acquisitions of Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services, New Era Tickets and Paciolan, Inc., as well as the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers.
From 2008 through 2012, as Comcast completed its acquisition of NBCUniversal, Weinberg also worked with Comcast’s Regional Sports Network group as its Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs. In 2015, Weinberg provided leadership throughout the rebranding of Comcast Spectacor’s Venue Management, Food Services, Partnerships and Ticketing business units into one cohesive company: Spectra. Most recently, Weinberg oversaw the sale of Spectra’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement division to Learfield in June 2017 and the sale of Spectra to Atairos in April 2018.
Weinberg joined Comcast Spectacor in 1990 following seven years of private practice law with the litigation firm of Sprague and Sprague in Philadelphia. Between 1977 and 1980, Weinberg also served as an assistant to the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Weinberg earned a B.A. in Political Science from Hamilton College in 1977 and his law degree from Boston University in 1983. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Flyers Charities, Philadelphia Futures and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He also serves as an Alternate Governor of the National Hockey League.
Weinberg resides in Philadelphia and is married with two children.