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Loretta  Polk

Loretta Polk

NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Loretta Polk is Vice President & Associate General Counsel of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association.  She has over 25 years of experience representing the cable industry on a wide variety of legal, regulatory and policy matters, including privacy, cyber security, video and broadband technology, competition, consumer and adoption issues.

Over her career, Loretta has served on the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Executive Committee and co-chaired the former Cable Practice Committee.  She was also a trustee of the FCBA Foundation, co-chairing the high school and college scholarship program.  She also served on the D.C. Bar Technology Task Force and the Steering Committee of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, where she was awarded the D.C. Bar’s “Outstanding Community Service Project” in 1998 for an education program in media and the arts.  In 2001, she completed the Cable Television and Marketing Association’s executive management program at Harvard Business School and was appointed to the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee from 2004 - 2007.

Loretta now serves on the Emma Bowen Foundation board, which prepares minority youth for careers in the media and communications industry, and was a long-time member of the boards of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.  She also is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT).  Early in her legal career, she worked as a Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State and as an associate in the Washington office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.  She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Human Rights Law Review, and her B.A. from Rutgers University. 

Loretta Polk is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats, Transmitted by The Secretary of Commerce and The Secretary of Homeland Security, Draft for Public Comment (January 5, 2018) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Start with Security: A Guide for Business, Lessons Learned from FTC Cases, Federal Trade Commission (June 2015) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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