Patrick Halley advises communications providers and trade associations on strategic, policy, and legal matters. He represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission and other Executive Branch agencies on a wide variety of issues including broadband deployment/universal service, 911 and public safety communications, competition policy, and consumer protection issues including privacy and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Halley served at the FCC as an Associate Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. He also served as a legal advisor to former Chairman Tom Wheeler on the topics of E-rate modernization and inmate calling services reform. Prior to this, he was Acting Director of the Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs and legal advisor to the Wireline Bureau Chief. Before joining the FCC, Mr. 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. Additionally, from August 2002 to August 2004 he took time away from Washington to pursue a career in music, recording an album and touring the country as the rhythm guitar player for Lava/Atlantic records recording artist Tony C and the Truth playing with acts such as Sugar Ray, Living Colour, Blues Traveler and others.