FCC Names Ellison Acting General Counsel
February 17, 2009 at 5:26 AM (PT)
FCC Acting Chairman MICHAEL COPPS has named Deputy General Counsel MICHELE ELLISON as Acting General Counsel, filling the slot left open by the resignation of MATTHEW BERRY.
"I am delighted that MICHELE will be taking the reins as the Commission’s Acting General Counsel to help guide the Commission through the always complex and critically important legal matters that are routinely before us. Her 14 years in the General Counsel’s Office, most of them as Deputy General Counsel, means that she has basically seen it all whether that entailed complex litigation, significant communications policy, or difficult administrative law matters. I am pleased that MICHELE will be bringing her wisdom, good judgment, and depth of experience to bear in helping the Commission navigate through the many issues ahead of us."
On BERRY, COPPS said, "I want to thank MATTHEW for all of his hard work, good judgment and dedication to public service. His tireless efforts were so-often aimed at ensuring that the Commission avoided difficult waters before we ever stepped into them –- an undoubtedly thankless but critically important job that many of us throughout the Commission were the beneficiaries of. I wish MATTHEW all good things wherever the road shall take him."