ADONIS HOFFMAN, Esq.
Founder and CEO
Mr. Hoffman is a lawyer, business strategist and noted thought leader with over 30 years of high-level legal, government and international experience in media, communications, public policy and corporate affairs. He has worked with CEOs, corporate boards and Fortune corporations, policymakers, foreign leaders, trade associations, institutional investors, embassies, and international organizations on a range of global and domestic issues. Hoffman provides strategic advisory counsel to organizations and investors on compliance, risk, M&A, diversity, inclusion and reputation management, as well as regulatory and public policy developments as part of his branded Advisory Counsel series.
Hoffman served from 2013 - 2015 as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), working with the FCC Chairman, Commissioners and senior staff on key communications policy matters, including Net Neutrality; media ownership; broadcast and wireless spectrum; wireless and broadcast auctions; re-transmission agreements; privacy enforcement; consumer protection, TCPA, and mega mergers in the media, broadband and internet sectors, including Comcast - TWC - Charter; ATT - DirecTV, and over a dozen broadcast and telecom transactions. He served earlier at the FCC from 1998-2000 as Deputy Chief of the Cable Bureau and Policy Advisor to the FCC Chairman, where he worked on the ATT- Media One merger and the AOL - Time Warner merger, and was appointed chair of the Inter-agency Task Force on Advertising Practices.
Mr. Hoffman served in the U.S. House of Representatives (102nd Congress) (97th, 98th Congresses) in senior legal and policy positions, including committee counsel and subcommittee staff director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Legislative Director for a Member of the House, and staff counsel to the District of Columbia Subcommittee on the Judiciary.
Hoffman was later appointed senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, and Fellow at the Capitol Policy Institute in Washington. His work in constitutional and electoral reform took him to thirty countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and allowed him to lead several delegations of international election observers.
From 2000-2010, Hoffman worked as senior vice president and counsel at the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4As), responsible for legislative, regulatory and legal matters, and represented the advertising industry before Congress, the FTC, and federal courts. Hoffman helped lead the advertising industry's self-regulatory initiatives, including food marketing, advertising to children, and online consumer privacy initiatives. Mr. Hoffman established and chaired the American Business Leadership Institute; consulted with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and served as a member of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB). He worked as Managing Director with Capitol Exchange Corporation; associate attorney at Hopkins & Sutter; and commercial banker at Bank of America.
Hoffman is a Contributor to The Hill newspaper, and his articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Broadcasting & Cable, The Washington Times, Multichannel News, National Journal and Foreign Policy. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, PBS, Voice of America, Canadian Broadcasting, and numerous international networks, and has been widely quoted in national news media, including AP, Reuters, Time, and USA Today. Hoffman's Wall Street Journal article on the TCPA was cited in the Petitioner's Brief in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez in the U.S. Supreme Court, 2015. Hoffman is the author of Doing Good--the New Rules of Corporate Responsibility, Conscience and Character (2010).
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Media Institute, co-chairman of the External Advisory Council of Nielsen Media, and chairman of of the Appellate Board of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council. Mr. Hoffman earned an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice law before the District of Columbia. Court of Appeals; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; the U.S. Court of International Trade and the United States Supreme Court.
HON. VICTOR O. FRAZER, Esq.
Former Member of Congress
Victor Frazer is a lawyer and leadership strategist with high-level experience in public policy, corporate affairs, and international relations. He has been a trusted legal counsel and advisor to elected officials, corporate leaders and foreign government officials, providing counsel on challenging issues facing business and government.
Mr. Frazer served as a Member of the 104th Congress of the United States, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands in the U.S. House of Representatives. His prior congressional experience includes service as Senior Counsel to the Committee on the District of Columbia; Counsel and Chief of Staff to Representative Mervyn M. Dymally (D-CA), and Special Assistant Counsel to Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI).
As a Member of Congress, Mr. Frazer worked cooperatively with Democrats and Republicans on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, and in keeping with his global outlook, he served on the International Relations Committee, where he was viewed as a consensus builder. Widely traveled, Mr. Frazer was selected to be an election observer of the historic elections in the former Soviet Union and several countries in Africa.
After serving in Congress, Mr. Frazer was appointed Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. In that position, he was instrumental in centralizing all international activities under one division to establish a cohesive program, which enabled the Department to consolidate and expand its involvement and leadership in international veterans' issues. That effort improved the Department's communication with Congress, states and local governments. It became a model for review and emulation by officials of veterans' affairs from Canada, Australia, China, Germany, the Russian Republics, Angola, Mozambique and Jordan.
Prior to his congressional experience, Mr. Frazer served as General Counsel to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, the territory's agency responsible for generating, transmitting and distributing electricity and producing and transporting potable water. In this position, he was responsible for all in-house legal matters, representing the Authority before the legislature, regulatory boards, national and international meetings, and all courts in the Virgin Islands. He spent several years as an Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and also as an attorney in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Frazer served as a Reginald Heber Legal Fellow with Community Legal Services in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Neighborhood Legal Services in Washington, DC.
A graduate of Fisk University and Howard University School of Law, he is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland State, New York State and the U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Associations.