Rosenworcel Adds A Trio Of New Staff Members


FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is making herself home at the Portals once again, after several months away as she awaited what ultimately became her well-expected renomination to the agency.

On Wednesday (10/4), Rosenworcel named her new Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor, Policy Advisor, and a Staff Assistant.

A sort of homecoming will be seen for one of these individuals.

  • Travis Litman is now her Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor, with primary responsibility for wireline and public safety issues.
  • Kate Black as Policy Advisor, with primary responsibility for media
  • Lashion Pratt will join the office as a Staff Assistant.

Litman is a Commission veteran who returns to the office after previously
serving as Rosenworcel’s Senior Legal Advisor for wireline and consumer

Black joins the office from EMILY’s List, where she most recently served as
Chief of Staff.

Pratt joins the office from the Office of Managing Director after starting
with the Commission as a Staff Assistant in the former Chairman’s office in 2016.

Rosenworcel said, “I am thrilled that Travis is returning to my office and excited to have Kate bring her expertise to the Commission. Travis and Kate have a broad range of public and private sector experience. I know they will provide exceptional counsel to my office and dynamic support for the work of the Commission. I also am delighted to welcome Lashion to the office and look forward to working closely with her.”

Litman has held a variety of roles in the agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau,
including most recently as Assistant Chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy

He also has served as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation, where he provided assistance to the Subcommittee on
Communications, Technology, and the Internet.

Before entering public service, Litman practiced communications law at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, and before that at Davis Wright Tremaine.