The new commissioner taps William D. Freedman, Erin A. McGrath and Christi Shewman as her acting legal advisers.
Today, FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker named William D. Freedman, Erin A. McGrath and Christi Shewman as her acting legal advisers.
William D. Freedman will serve as acting senior legal adviser and acting legal adviser for media and enforcement issues. Most recently, he was associate chief of the FCC’s Media Bureau. A former broadcaster, Freedman began his legal career at the FCC as an attorney with the Broadcast Bureau’s Facilities Division, then as a trial attorney in its Hearing Division and, subsequently, with the Office of General Counsel. After over 20 years in private practice representing communications clients, he returned to the commission in 2003 as deputy chief of the Enforcement Bureau’s Investigations and Hearings Division. He became an Associate Chief of the Media Bureau in 2006.
Erin A. McGrath will serve as acting legal adviser for wireless, international, and public safety issues. McGrath most recently was an assistant division chief in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s Mobility Division, where she managed and was the lead attorney for transactions and post-auction licensing matters. Prior to that, she was an attorney in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s Spectrum and Competition Policy Division and Commercial Wireless Division.
Christi Shewman will serve as acting legal adviser for wireline, universal service, and consumer issues. Shewman has served in a number of roles in the Wireline Competition Bureau, including chief of the Competition Policy Division. During her years in the division, she managed and was the lead attorney on the IP-Enabled Services proceeding and various broadband matters.