Clear Channel Communications has named Andrew W. Levin chief legal officer and executive VP for law and government affairs. Levin, who will be based in San Antonio, Texas, previously was CCC's senior

NEW YORK--Clear Channel Communications has named Andrew W. Levin chief legal officer and executive VP for law and government affairs.

Levin, who will be based in San Antonio, Texas, previously was CCC's senior VP for government affairs in Washington, D.C.

The move is part of a reorganization of the company's legal and government affairs departments, says president/COO Mark Mays.

"It is increasingly important to address corporate and public policy issues hand in hand," says Mays.

Before joining Clear Channel, Levin was Democratic counsel to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he specialized in telecommunications and mass media issues.

Reporting to Levin will be Ken Wyker, senior VP and general counsel; Dale Head, general counsel of the company's live entertainment business; and Mickey Gayler, associate general counsel for labor and employment matters and the senior VP for government affairs.