NCTA hires FCC veteran
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association said it hired Rick Chessen as senior vice president of law and regulatory policy.
Chessen is a veteran senior attorney and manager at the Federal Communications Commission and a longtime telecommunications attorney and litigator.
Chessen will join the NCTA Sept. 8. He reports to NCTA President and CEO Kyle McSlarrow and succeeds Dan Brenner, who recently joined the law firm of Hogan & Hartson as partner.
Chessen first joined the FCC in 1994 as a senior attorney in the Cable Services Bureau. He rose to become acting chief of staff of the Commission earlier this year during the acting chairmanship of commissioner Michael Copps. Following the confirmation of Julius Genachowski as FCC chairman, Chessen remained on the staff of commissioner Copps as senior legal advisor.
“We’re really fortunate that Rick has chosen to come to work for NCTA,” said McSlarrow. “Rick’s collegial working style, and his recognized expertise in federal regulation and telecommunications law, will greatly benefit our efforts to maintain a positive and constructive regulatory environment for our industry.”