Ex-NCTA Attorney Joins FCC’s Consumer, Gov’t Affairs Team


At the NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Diane Burstein served as VP and Deputy General Counsel, focusing on accessibilities issues.

She’s the new Deputy Chief for the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

Burstein will report to Bureau Chief Patrick Webre and comes to the FCC as Zac Champ takes the position of Bureau Chief of Staff.

The Bureau develops and implements the FCC’s consumer policies and serves as the agency’s connection to the American consumer.

“To serve the American consumer well, we need dedicated and skilled individuals to help manage this important work,” Webre said. “I’m pleased to welcome Diane and Zac to our fantastic team of professionals.  Ours is a critical role in connecting the American people with the agency’s work—and ensuring the agency’s work continues to reflect what we hear from consumers.”

Burstein’s resume includes a stint as an associate at Mintz Levin.

Burstein will help oversee the Bureau’s Disability Rights Office.

Champ joined the agency from the Wireless Infrastructure Association where he led the regulatory and legislative group as vice president for government affairs.  Prior to that, he held roles at CompTIA and owned and operated a web design and e-commerce business.