FCC Chairman Names New Acting Enforcement Bureau Chief
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced that he plans to appoint Travis LeBlanc as acting Chief of the Enforcement Bureau. LeBlanc previously served as a top deputy and senior advisor to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, overseeing complex litigation and policy matters on a broad range of issues, such as technology regulation, telecommunications, high-tech crime, cyber-security, privacy, intellectual property, and antitrust.
“The credibility of the Commission’s rules depends on its enforcement activities,” Wheeler said in announcing the appointment. LeBlanc previously served as an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel at the US Department of Justice.
The Enforcement Bureau is the FCC’s largest bureau and the primary organizational unit responsible for enforcement of provisions of the Communications Act, FCC rules, commission orders, and terms and conditions of station authorizations. — FCC