WASHINGTON, DC—Patrick Halley is USTelecom’s new Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs, the broadband group announced today. He joins the association from leading communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK), where he was a partner advising communications providers and trade associations on strategic, policy, and legal matters.
Halley will lead the association’s advocacy efforts before the White House and Executive Branch, regulatory agencies, courts, and other government entities in Washington, DC and beyond.
“I am thrilled Patrick is joining USTelecom to lead our advocacy and regulatory affairs team,” said USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter. “A nationally-recognized communications policy strategist, Patrick brings deep insight into the regulatory and policy opportunities ahead for the rapidly growing broadband innovation community, its allies, and partners. He will be a great advocate for USTelecom’s members and for the promise and potential of broadband for consumers everywhere.”
Halley has been working in a range of senior roles at the intersection of communications policy and advocacy, including serving at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Associate Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. He also served as Acting Director of the Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs and as a legal advisor to two Wireline Competition Bureau Chiefs and a Chair of the FCC. Before joining the FCC, Halley spent over five years as the Director of Government Affairs for NENA – The 911 Association where he served as the association’s liaison with Congress, the FCC, and other government agencies.
“USTelecom members are building a world where communities and enterprises are connected through the power of broadband-enabled innovation. I am excited to be joining the USTelecom team to support its dynamic member companies in advancing the world’s broadband future, and the growth and success of their operations,” said Halley.
Halley assumes his new role on January 2, 2019.