Francine Cunningham

Francine Cunningham

Senior Public Affairs Manager Belgium


Francine goes beyond textbook examples to explain how the EU decision-making process functions in real life.

Francine is the senior Public Affairs manager who leads our Regulatory & Public Affairs practice in Brussels.

With 20 years' experience of working in the EU and U.S. regulatory environment, in both the private and public sectors, Francine has extensive knowledge of the European regulatory environment for the media, technology and communications sectors. At a time of enormous regulatory challenges that will define the future of the digital economy, she advises clients how to navigate complex EU decision-making processes to achieve specific industry goals.

By providing an early warning for forthcoming regulatory issues, closely monitoring the evolution of proposals and developing effective outreach plans, Francine can help to ensure that decision-makers are informed of the practical implications of proposed legislation on your business.

With a broad network of trusted relationships in Brussels, Francine can assist you in building a constructive dialogue with the EU institutions. Her insights enable clients to anticipate and prepare for policy change.

Francine joined us in July 2018 from the U.S. Mission to the European Union, where she worked as a Senior Intellectual Property Specialist for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  She previously held positions in public affairs and communications for the international recording industry and news media publishing.

She holds a Master in UK, EU & U.S. Copyright Law from King's College, London and completed a Fulbright Scholarship in media and government relations at the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. A native English speaker, Francine also has knowledge of French and Dutch.

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