Comcast Recruits Antitrust Lobbyist Amid Merger Scrutiny

By Allissa Wickham (March 21, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT) -- As regulators examine its proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., Comcast Corp. has added an attorney with government-related antitrust experience to its lobbying group, according to registration documents filed Tuesday.

Seth Bloom, who previously served as general counsel for the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, registered as a lobbyist for Comcast on March 7, according to a disclosure form filed with the Senate on Tuesday.

Bloom currently operates Bloom Strategic Counsel PLLC, which offers advice and advocacy for clients involved in antitrust and technology issues. 

Prior to founding the firm in 2013, Bloom spent almost 14 years an attorney for...

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