Halley Joins USTelecom

Patrick Halley has joined USTelecom as SVP of advocacy and regulatory affairs.

Halley has been a partner at D.C. communications law firm Wilkinson Barker & Knauer 9WBK), and before that served in various posts at the FCC including as associate chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau and acting director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. 

His new post at USTelecom, heading up its advocacy before the FCC, White House and other federal players, won't be a big stretch. At WBK he was advising trade associations, among others, on strategy, policy and legal.

"A nationally-recognized communications policy strategist, Patrick brings deep insight into the regulatory and policy opportunities ahead for the rapidly growing broadband innovation community," said USTelecom president Jonathan Spalter.

Halley's first day was Wednesday (Jan. 2).

John Eggerton

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.