Bahareh Moradi joined the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the Federal Communications Commission through the Attorney Honors Program in September 2015. As an Attorney-Advisor in OGC she provides legal advice to Commission components on a broad range of communications and administrative law issues as well as on general law matters related to appropriations, employment, national security, and privacy law.
Prior to her current position, she worked for more than a decade in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. As a Public Affairs Specialist and Special Assistant, her portfolio included special projects and events, public outreach and print media, speechwriting, and reporting to senior leaders and Congress. She also managed multiple worldwide initiatives funded through Congressional appropriations totaling nearly $15 million to send thousands of Americans abroad each year and advised on U.S. educational and cultural exchange policy with Iran.
While a law student, Bahareh was detailed to the Office of the Chair at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. There she worked for former Chair Jacqueline Berrien on streamlining the investigative and hearings process for employment discrimination cases in the federal sector.
Bahareh graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor of arts in Middle East studies and a minor in international relations. During her last three and a half years at the Department of State, Bahareh completed a Juris Doctorate cum laude as an evening student at American University’s Washington College of Law. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.