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).