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Earl comstock

Earl Comstock

Commerce (joined: Jan. 30, 2017)

Director, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning | $179,700 | Financial Disclosure »

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Earl Comstock previously advocated on behalf of telecommunications, marine fishery, and maritime clients. He worked for the law firm Eckert Seamans, was principal of Comstock Consulting and served as president of a trade association representing Internet and telecommunications companies. He directly lobbied Commerce on behalf of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, an association of whale hunters. — ProPublica

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Earl Comstock focuses his practice on Federal legislative and regulatory matters. He has experience in drafting complex legislation and more than 20 years of experience advising clients who have legislative, regulatory or legal issues related to telecommunications, the Internet, and emerging communications technologies. Earl also has experience with legislative and regulatory issues involving natural resource development. Earl has over a decade of Congressional experience as legislative director for Senator Ted Stevens (RAlaska) and professional staff for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. During that time, he negotiated and drafted more than a dozen major bills that were enacted into law, including the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996. Since leaving Capitol Hill in 1997, Earl has been a partner in another law firm, President and CEO of COMPTEL, a trade organization representing competitive telecommunications and Internet companies, and a consultant. He has testified before Congress and represented clients before Congress, Federal agencies and international organizations. He brings a wealth of practical experience for clients seeking innovative solutions to problems involving the Federal legislative or regulatory process in Washington, DC.

Former Positions Outside Government

Former Compensation Sources

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Employment Assets

Description Value Income
Eckert Seaman Cherin & Mellott (Law Firm) $64,680
VTCSecure Stock Options None (or less than $1,001) None (or less than $201)
VTCSecture $152,000
Fish-Net Consulting PLC $15,001 - $50,000 $37,264
SEP $500,001 - $1,000,000 $15,001 - $50,000
Deutsche Secs Tr Enhanced Commodity Strat Fund Instl Class $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Deutsche Secs Tr Enhanced Commodity Strat Fund Instl Class $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Eaton Vance Ser II Income Boston Class I $15,001 - $50,000 $2,501 - $5,000
Edgewood Funds Growth Fund Class EIGFX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Franklin Value Invest Sm Cap Value Fund Advisor Class FDAVX $15,001 - $50,000 $2,501 - $5,000
Goldman Sachs Finl Square Treas Instrs Fund Instl Class $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Amer Fund Washington Mutual Fund 2 $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Harbor Fund Instl Fund Instl Class HAINX $15,001 - $50,000 $5,001 - $15,000
Amer Fund Washington Mutual Fund 2 $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Lazard Funds Emerging Markets Port Instl $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
MFS Ser Tr I Value Fund Class I $15,001 - $50,000 $2,501 - $5,000
MFS Ser Tr I Emerging Markets Debt Fund $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
American Funds Europacific Growth Fund Class F-2 $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Oppenheimer Intl Growth Fund Class Y SHS $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Ridgworth Feds Ceredex Mid Cap Value Equity Fd Class I $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
T Rowe Price Real Estate Fund Inc $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
T Rowe Price Mid Cap Growth Fund Inc RGMPX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Touchstone Instl Funds TR Sands Cap Instl $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Virtus Opportunities TR Emerging Markets Opptys Class Fund Class Y $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
Victory Portfolio Small Cap Growth Fund $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
401k $50,001 - $100,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Vanguard Windsor Admiral VWANX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Vanguard Institutional Index VINIX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Vanguard Morgan Growth Admiral VMRAX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Vanguard Small Cap Growth Index Admiral VSGAX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Vanguard Mid Cap Growth Index Admiral VIMAX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Vanguard International Value Investors VTRIX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Vanguard International Value Investors VTRIX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
American Funds Europacific Growth Fund Class F-2 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Vanguard Total Stock Index Admiral $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)

Other Income/Assets

Description Value Income
529 Account 1 $100,001 - $250,000 $2,501 – $5,000
Growth Fund of America Inc Class 529-A CGFAX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Income Fund of America 529 Class A CIMAX $201 - $1,000 $15,001 - $50,000
Euro Pacific Growth Fund Class 529-A CEUAX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Washington Funds Mutual Invs Fund Class 529-A CWMAX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
529 Account 2 $100,001 - $250,000 $5,001 - $15,000
Growth Fund of America Inc Class 529-A CGFAX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Growth Fund of America Inc Class 529-C CGFCX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Income Fund of America 529 Class A CIMAX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Washington Funds Mutual Invs Fund Class 529-C CWMCX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Euro Pacific Growth Fund Class 529-A CEUAX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Euro Pacific Growth Fund Class 529-C CEUCX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Washington Funds Mutual Invs Fund Class 529-A CWMAX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
US Bank Account 1 $50,001 - $100,000 None (or less than $201).
US Bank Account 2 $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
US Brokerage Money Market Account $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RYCEF $50,001 - $100,000 None (or less than $201).
2012 Trust $250,001 - $500,000 $5,001 - $15,000
Deutsche Secs Tr Enhd Commodities Strat FD Inst"| Class SKIRX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Deutsche Secs Tr Global Real Estate Secs FD Intl Class RRGIX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Eaton Vance Ser || Income Fund Boston CL 1 EIBIX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Edgewood Fund Growth Fund Inst| Class EGFIX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Franklin Value INVS TR Small Cap Value FD Advisor CL FVADX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Goldman Sachs TR Finl Square Treas Instrs FD Instl CI FTIXX None (or less than $1,001) None (or less than $201)
Harbor FD INTL EN INSTL CL HAINX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
American Funds Washington Mutual FD F2 WMIFFX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Janus Invt Fd Flexible Bd Fd Class 1 JLFLEX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Lazard Fds Inc Emerging Mkts Port Inst| Shs LZEMX $1,001 - $15,000 $1,001 - $15,000
MFS SER TR 1 Value FD CL 1 MEIIX $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
MFS SER TRX Emerging MKTS DEBT FD CLASS 1 MEDIX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
American Funds Europacific Growth Fund Fund Class F-2 AEPEX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Oppenheimer Intl Grwth Fd CI Y Shs OIGYX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Ridgeworth Funds Ceredex Mid Cap Value Equity Fund Class 1 SMVTX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
T Rowe Price Real Est Fund Inc TRREX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
T Rowe Price Mid-Cap Growth Fund Inc RPMGX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Touchstone Instl Fund Tr Sands Cap Instl Growth Fd CISGX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Virtus Opportunities Tr Emerging Mkts Opptys Éd CLT HIEMX $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Victory Portfolios RS Small Cap Growth Fd CL Y RSYEX MC Trust $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
MC Trust $50,001 - $100,000 $2,501 - $5,000
AbbVie Inc. ABBV $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
AT&T Inc. T $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
CSX Corp CSX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co JPM $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Phillips 66 PSX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Goldman Sachs Group Inc GSB $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
JEM Trust $500,001 - $1,000,000 $15,001 - $50,000
Abbott Laboratories ABT (Sold) $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
AbbVie Inc. ABBV $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
AT&T Inc T (Sold) $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Chevron Corp CVX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Citigroup Inc New $1,001 - $15,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Coca-Cola Co KO $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Conagra Brands Inc CAG $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Consolidated Edison Inc ED $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
ConocoPhillips Inc. COP See Endnote (Sold) None (or less than $1,001) $201 - $1,000
Dominion Resources Inc D $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Dow Chemical Co DOW $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Duke Energy Corp DUK $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
General Electric Co GE $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Hartford Financial Services HIG $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Honeywell Intl Inc HON $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co JPM $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc LW $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Merck & Co Inc New MRK $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Metlife Inc MET $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Norfolk Southern NSC $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
PepsiCo PEP $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Pfizer Inc PFE $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
PPL Corp PPL $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Proctor and Gamble Co PG $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
United Parcel Service inc B UPS $15,001 - $50,000 $1,001 - $2,500
American Funds Washington Mutual Fd F2 WFMX $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Goldman Sachs 5.95% PFD $201 - $1,000
ING Group (Sold) None (or less than $1,001) $201 - $1,000
Trust $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Growth Fund America Class C GFACX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Amer Balanced Fd CL C BALCX $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000

Employment Agreements and Arrangements

Employer or Party City, State Status and Terms Date
VTC Secure Clearwater,FL Stock options expired upon the termination of employment Nov. 15, 2015

Spouse's Employment Assets

Description Value Income Type Income Amount
Rolls-Royce North America Salary/Severance
Arconic Salary
Rolls-Royce 401k $500,001-$1,000,000 Rolled over into IRA assets reported in this section
Rolls Royce North America, cash balance pension plan $100,001 - $250,000 None (or less than $201).
Arconic 401k $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
Investment Co of America $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
AMCAP Fund $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
New Perspective Fund $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
IRA $500,001 - $1,000,000 $5,001 - $15,000
Deutsche Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund Institutional Class (SKIRX) $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Deutsche Global Real Estate Securities Fund Institutional Class (RRGIX) $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
Eaton Vance Income Fund of Boston Class | (EIBIX) $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
Edgewood Growth Fund Class Institutional (EGFIX) $50,001 - $100,000 $201 - $1,000
Franklin Small Cap Value Fund Advisor Class (FVADX) $50,001 - $100,001 $201 - $1,001
Goldman Sachs Financial Square Treasury Instruments Fund (ETIXX) $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
Harbor International Fund Institutional Class (HAINX) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class F-2 (WMFFX) $1,001 - $2,500 $50,001 - $100,000
Janus Flexible Bond Fund Class I (JFLEX) $50,001 - $100,000 $201 - $1,000
Lazard Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Institutional Shares (LZEMX) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
MFS Value Fund Class 1 (MEIIX) $50,001 - $100,000 $201 - $1,000
MFS Emerging Markets Debt | Fund (MEDIX) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund Class F-2 (AEPEX) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
Oppenheimer International Growth Fund Class Y (OIGYX) $15,001 - $50,001 None (or less than $201).
Ridgeworth Ceredex Mid-Cap Value Equity Fund i Shares (SMVTX) $15,001 - $50,002 $201 - $1,000
T. Rowe Price Real Estate Fund (TRREX) $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201).
T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Growth Fund (RPMGX) $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Touchstone Sands Capital Institutional Growth Fund (CISGX) $15,001 - $50,000 $201 - $1,000
Virtus Vontobel Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund class I (HIEMX) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).
Victory RS Small Cap Growth Fund Class Y (RSYEX) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201).

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