President and CEO,The Wireless Infrastructure Association
Patrick Halley is President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association. He joined WIA from USTelecom – The Broadband Association where he served as Senior Vice President of Policy & Advocacy and General Counsel. He lead the association’s policy development and advocacy efforts before the White House and Executive Branch, regulatory agencies, courts, and other government entities in Washington, DC. Mr. Halley has held several senior positions working at the intersection of communications policy, law and technology. Prior to joining USTelecom, Patrick was a partner at leading communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK), where he advised communications providers and trade associations on strategic, policy, and legal matters. He previously served at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in numerous roles, including Associate Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, Acting Director of the Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs, and as a legal advisor to two Wireline Competition Bureau Chiefs and a Chair of the FCC. Before joining the FCC, Mr. Halley spent over five years as the Director of Government Affairs for NENA – The 911 Association where he served as the association’s liaison with Congress, the FCC, and other government agencies.
Patrick graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.