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Media Contact: 
Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509
For Immediate Release
Former FCC Attorney, Reporter, and Law Firm Partner to Lead Enforcement Work
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that he intends to 
appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Ms. Harold is an 
attorney with considerable experience both within the agency and in private practice, as well as a 
former journalist.
“This agency has a critical role to play in enforcing the law to protect consumers and support 
competition in the communications marketplace,” said Chairman Pai.  “Our Enforcement Bureau 
has been getting back on track in recent months, and I am confident in Rosemary’s ability to 
continue this progress.  Our enforcement efforts must be governed by the facts and the law, and 
Rosemary’s experience and expertise will help us conduct sound investigations and craft legally 
sustainable enforcement actions. This is especially important when it comes to FCC priorities 
like protecting consumers against illegal robocalls and confronting unlawful interference with 
broadcast licensees. I greatly appreciate Rosemary’s willingness to serve.”
Ms. Harold will be working closely with Michael Carowitz who, having served as acting bureau 
chief, will continue to help lead the Bureau as deputy bureau chief.  Chairman Pai praised Mr. 
Carowitz’s work as acting chief: “Michael’s steady hand at the helm of this important Bureau has 
helped us stay on task in protecting consumers and enforcing the law. I thank Michael for his 
superb and tireless work—including his focus on reaching out to our field office staff who play 
such an important role in fulfilling our mission.”
The Enforcement Bureau manages Commission work enforcing the Communications Act, FCC
rules, and various licensing terms and conditions. The Bureau investigates and responds quickly 
to potential unlawful conduct to ensure consumer protection, robust competition, efficient and 
responsible use of the public airwaves, and strict compliance with public safety-related rules.
Ms. Harold rejoins the agency from Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, where she was a partner.  
Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Harold was a legal advisor to then-FCC Commissioner 
Robert McDowell for media and broadband issues and deputy chief of the FCC’s Media Bureau.  
She began her career as a journalist, working as a reporter and bureau chief for the Miami Herald
and an editor at C-SPAN. She earned her law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown 
University Law Center, her master’s degree from the University of Missouri, and her bachelor’s 
degree from the College of William and Mary. 
Office of Media Relations: (202) 418-0500
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action.  Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes 
official action.  See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).