This Former FCC Attorney Joins ACA


The former Special Counsel in the Competition Policy Division of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has been selected as the second VP/Regulatory Affairs at the American Cable Association.

Joining the Pittsburgh-based group, which serves as the chief lobbying organization for small and independently owned MVPDs across the U.S., is Brian Hurley.

In his new role, Hurley is charged with assisting in the advancement of the ACA legal and regulatory agenda, representing its members. His first day is June 4.

Hurley will work in tandem with ACA VP/Regulatory Affairs Mary Lovejoy, aiding in the development of policy positions, the preparation of regulatory filings, and the creation of presentations to various agencies on behalf of ACA’s membership. He reports to SVP/Government Affairs Ross Lieberman and will be based in Washington, D.C.

At the FCC, Hurley was serving as the Designated Federal Officer of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), a high-profile body of industry, government and community leaders tasked to develop concrete recommendations for accelerating broadband Internet access across America. Over the course of his 11 years with the FCC, Brian was an Attorney Advisor in various divisions in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and was a Legal Intern with the Office of General Counsel in the Administrative Law Division.