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FCC Beefs Up Enforcement Bureau Leadership

Agency hires former DOJ antitrust attorney as deputy bureau chief

The FCC has hired Paula Blizzard as deputy bureau chief for the Enforcement Bureau.

She comes to the agency from San Francisco-based litigation firm Keker & Van Nest LLP. Blizzard was also a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department.

Enforcement Bureau Acting Chief Travis LeBlanc said Blizzard has a lot of experience leading and managing complex high-profile cases. “Her prosecutorial experience will enhance our competition work and strengthen our efforts to protect consumers from unfair, unjust, unreasonable and deceptive acts and practices.”

At Keker & Van Nest, Blizzard focused on business litigation, including antitrust and patent cases, and government antitrust investigations. At the DOJ’s San Francisco office, she was special counsel for Microsoft consent decree enforcement.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Blizzard spent eight years in the aerospace sector, working on NASA communications systems.