FCC’s Top Attorney Headed to DOJ

By on Jul, 20 2016 with Comments 0

Howard-SymonsThe FCC is getting a new General Counsel.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler intends to appoint Howard Symons as the next General Counsel — the principal advisory office to the entire commission. Lawyers in the office represent the agency in litigation and recommend actions.

Symons has been vice chair of the commission’s Incentive Auction Task Force.

Jon Sallet has left the General Counsel’s Office after two and a half years. Sallet is going to the Department of Justice to be on its Antitrust Division team as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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