For the first time since Inauguration Day there are now 5 commissioners at FCC with the swearing in of Comm Clyburn on August 3.
Comm. Clyburn and Attwell have not publicly announced there staffs yet so maybe things are not fully up to speed.
But hopefully the Commission can start attacking the spectrum policy backlog while working on new issues also.
On 8/7/09 Comm. Baker announced:
Erin A. McGrath will serve as Acting Legal Advisor for wireless, international, and public safety issues. Ms. McGrath most recently served as 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 her position in the Mobility Division, she was an attorney in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s Spectrum and Competition Policy Division and Commercial Wireless Division. Ms. McGrath received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.Later on August 7, Comm. Clyburn announced her initial staff appointments:
Renée Roland Crittendon will serve as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor. In addition to her duties as chief of staff and senior legal advisor, Ms. Crittendon will focus on spectrum, international and public safety matters. Ms. Crittendon has been at the FCC for eight years. She was recently named by Chairman Genachowski as a Deputy Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to that appointment, she served as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein where she was responsible for spectrum, broadband, international and public safety issues.
Before joining the Commissioner’s office in 2007, Ms. Crittendon served as Deputy Bureau Chief in the Wireline Competition Bureau. Prior to that, she was Chief of the Wireline Bureau’s Competition Policy Division. Ms. Crittendon also served as Associate Division Chief of the Mobility Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Before joining the Commission, Ms. Crittendon served as Deputy Chief Counsel –Telecommunications for Prism Communication Services, Inc, and was in private practice for several years with a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in media, wireline and satellite issues. Ms. Crittendon received her law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center and received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University where she is a George F. Baker Scholar alumnus and Trustee.