The Computer & Communications Industry Association has beefed up its D.C. and Brussels communications policy staff.
Vann Bentley, who had been policy counsel at CCIA member Amazon, has joined the Washington office as policy counsel focusing on AI and telecom policy.
Kayvan (Kay) Hazemi-Jebelli has joined the Brussels office as competition and regulatory counsel He has been a competition law and regulatory policy adviser. His resume includes most recently as a lawyer with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, as well as law firm Hogan Lovells in Brussels.
"Kay handling competition issues and Vann advocating on telecom and internet access uses will be valuable at a crucial time as governments formulate policies impacting both our members and the products and services consumers use," said CCIA president Ed Black.
CCIA members include Dish, Facebook, Google, Samsung and Netflix.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.