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NAB Adds Machiraju to Legal Team

Will play a role in advocacy before the FCC and in the courts

Nandu Machiraju headshot
Nandu Machiraju

Nandu Machiraju has joined the National Association of Broadcasters as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.

“Machiraju will develop and advance NAB’s policy goals across a broad range of issues that concern radio and television broadcasters, leading industry advocacy on Next GenTV and addressing a variety of spectrum matters and other regulatory issues,” the association said.

He will report to Rick Kaplan, chief legal officer and executive vice president, Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Machiraju succeeds Patrick McFadden, who went to Sinclair earlier this year.

Kaplan cited his expertise in regulatory matters and competition law. “Nandu will play a crucial role in NAB’s advocacy before the FCC, the administration and federal courts,” Kaplan said in the announcement.

Machiraju was a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, advising clients on antitrust issues and regulatory matters under the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice jurisdictions. He formerly held senior leadership roles at the FTC, including serving as attorney adviser to Chairman Joseph Simons. He began his legal career as an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, focusing on antitrust issues.

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