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2008-10-14 12:00:24

Washington, D.C. communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP has announced that, effective today, former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, along with Barry J. Ohlson and Natalie G. Roisman, have joined the firm as partners, arriving from the Washington, DC office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where Ms. Abernathy was a partner, Mr. Ohlson a special counsel and Ms. Roisman a counsel. Ms. Abernathy's arrival represents a homecoming of sorts - she was a partner...

2008-08-04 15:00:42

Washington, D.C. communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP has announced that David A. O'Connor joined the firm as a partner effective August 1, 2008. Mr. O'Connor was a Partner (and previously an Associate) in the Telecommunications Practice Group of the Washington, DC office of Holland & Knight. While in law school, he served as a Legal Intern in the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission and in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Commerce...

2005-11-08 14:47:52

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Tuesday he is seeking another candidate for the Bush administration to consider for a Republican vacancy on the Federal Communications Commission. The Alaska Republican ruled out his chief of staff as a possible candidate for the FCC, which oversees and regulates the media and communications industries. There has been a vacancy since March when then-FCC Chairman Michael Powell...

2005-07-26 18:19:28

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House aide Michael Meece has emerged as a top contender for one of two Republican seats on the Federal Communications Commission, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Meece is the deputy director of the White House public liaison office and previously worked as deputy chief of staff to Don Evans when he was U.S. Commerce Secretary during President Bush's first term. Among other names circulating as potential occupants of the...

2005-07-26 16:08:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House aide, Michael Meece, has emerged as a top contender for one of two Republican seats on the Federal Communications Commission, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Meece is the deputy director of the White House public liaison office and previously worked as deputy chief of staff to Don Evans when he was U.S. Commerce Secretary during President Bush's first term. Among other names circulating as potential occupants of the other seat are...

2005-06-30 23:49:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Departing Republican FederalCommunications Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy said on Thursdaya full slate of commissioners was needed to address the rapidchanges in the communications sphere. The FCC is split evenly with two Republicans and twoDemocrats with one open Republican seat. Abernathy has said sheplans to leave this year, and the Bush administration has yetto nominate any replacements. Abernathy said she would stay for the "foreseeable future"but she said that...


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