Rosemary C. Harold


Occupation: FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief, Federal Communications Commission


Class of '80Rosemary Harold

Rosemary Harold is Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau, the agency's primary bureau for enforcing compliance with existing FCC regulations concerning the electronic media, wireline, and wireless industries. Key regulatory issues include illegal robocalling, pirate radio, Universal Service Fund compliance, and policing against interference in and among wireless services. Prior to this position,  Ms. Harold served as a Partner in the law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP specializing in media and broadband regulation; First Amendment issues including commercial speech regulation, newsgathering access and defamation counseling; privacy issues; copyright and related licensing matters; and diversity and EEO regulation.

Before her government service, her practice included FCC regulatory proceedings in the media, satellite, and wireless areas, diversity and EEO matters at the FCC and EEOC, and First Amendment commercial speech matters before the FTC, FDA and federal appellate courts. Ms. Harold began her career as a journalist, including work as a reporter and bureau chief for the Miami Herald, an editor at C-SPAN and, during law school, a columnist for the ABA Student Lawyer magazine.

Appointed: 2013
Current Term: Class of 2019