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New FCC Acting Enforcement Bureau Chief Named

Travis LeBlanc comes from the California AG’s office

Travis LeBlanc is now acting bureau chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.

He comes from the California Attorney General’s office, where he was top deputy and senior advisor to Attorney General Kamala Harris. LeBlanc oversaw the office’s operations, litigation and policy matters on technology regulation, telecommunications, high-tech crime, cybersecurity, privacy, IP and antitrust.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler describes LeBlanc as a “savvy prosecutor who also knows how to secure agreements with private companies in order to advance the public mission.”

Before joining the California AG’s office, LeBlanc was an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel for the Department of Justice and in private law firms before that.

The FCC says enforcement is its largest bureau. LeBlanc replaces Michele Ellison, who’s leaving the bureau to head the commission’s new Connect2Health task force.