Loretta Polk is Vice President & Deputy 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 broadband 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 served on the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art’s Board of Overseers. She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Links Incorporated, one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations for professional women of color.
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.