Howard Symons Named FCC General Counsel, Jon Sallet Headed To Dept. Of Justice
July 19, 2016 at 6:06 PM (PT)
FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER has announced the appointment of Incentive Auction Task Force attorney HOWARD SYMONS as General Counsel, replacing JON SALLET, who is joining the Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
WHEELER said that SALLET "has been an incredible contributor to the activities of the Commission over the last two and a half years. He has been a great counselor to me and the Commission. As General Counsel, JON worked closely with our colleagues at the Department of Justice; it should be no surprise that the Antitrust Division would seek to have JON join their team. To the Antitrust Division, we say, ‘Good move!’ To our friend JON SALLET we say, ‘Godspeed.’”
“HOWARD SYMONS has distinguished himself as a sage practitioner of communications law for decades,” added the Chairman. “I have had the opportunity of working with HOWARD many times on complicated and important communications issues and know from firsthand experience his significant abilities. Now that the Incentive Auction rules are in place and the auction is underway, we have the flexibility to ask HOWARD to transfer his considerable talents to become General Counsel.”