Former FCC Commissioner Joins New Firm

Former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) this week transitioned from the Hudson Institute to the Washington law firm Wiley Rein. He is now a partner in the firm’s Communications Practice, and there joins three other former FCC Commissioners, including previous FCC Chairman Richard E. Wiley. Regarding the move, Chairman Wiley stated, “We are thrilled Rob is joining Wiley Rein. His distinguished record of service at the FCC, his background in international treaty negotiations, and his conceptual leadership on Internet governance and spectrum management are among the many outstanding assets he brings to the firm.” McDowell served as FCC Commissioner from 2006 to 2013. NRB was particularly grateful for his commitment to free speech and his work to officially remove the “Fairness Doctrine” from the Code of Federal Regulations.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: September 12, 2014


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