Associate Division Chief, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Kristi L. Thornton specializes in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) at the Federal Communications Commission, where she is the Associate Division Director in the Consumer Policy Division of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. She was the drafting attorney for the 2016 TCPA Report and Order, in which the Commission instituted rules for federal debt collection robocalls pursuant to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. She was also the lead drafting attorney for the 2015 TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order, which resolved 21 separate requests for clarification. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Thornton clerked for the Hon. Robert N. Davis at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.