ProfilePatrick Halley is a Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP where he advises communications providers and trade associations on strategic, policy, and legal matters. In that capacity, he is also the Executive Director of the Next Generation 911 Institute, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus to promote deployment of advanced and effective 9-1-1 and Next Generation 9-1-1 throughout the nation. He represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission and other Executive Branch agencies on a wide variety of issues including broadband deployment/universal service, 911 and public safety communications, competition policy, and consumer protection issues. Prior to joining WBK, Mr. Halley served at the FCC as an Associate Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. He also served as a legal advisor to former Chairman Tom Wheeler. Prior to this, he was Acting Director of the Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs and legal advisor to the Wireline Bureau Chief. 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.