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Robert McDowell Named Partner in Wiley Rein’s Communications Biz; Richard Wiley Comments

Robert-McDowellRobert McDowell, a former senior member and commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, has been named a partner of Wiley Rein‘s communications business based in Washington, where he will provide advisory services.

The company said Monday McDowell will join three other former FCC commissioners in the practice and guide clients on legal, public policy and business concerns in the fields of telecommunications, technology, media and digital media.

“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, ” said Chairman Richard Wiley, himself a former FCC commissioner.

McDowell was an appointee of both presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to FCC, where he helped push for spectrum policies on “flexible use” and represented the U.S. in international treaty negotiations and conferences on policymaking for telecommunications and spectrum use.

He has also served as Competitive Telecommunications Association senior vice president, America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association executive VP and general counsel, a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet and member of the Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms in 2013.

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