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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

August 20, 2001
Jordan Goldstein at (202) 418-2000


Washington, DC -- Commissioner Michael J. Copps today announced the members of his permanent staff.

Jordan Goldstein who is currently interim Senior Legal Advisor has been named Senior Legal Advisor. In addition to his duties as senior advisor, Mr. Goldstein will serve as Competition and Universal Service Legal Advisor, focusing on, among other issues, broadband deployment, local competition, and all aspects of universal service.

Susanna Zwerling who is currently serving as interim Legal Advisor has been named Media and Consumer Protection Legal Advisor. Ms. Zwerling will advise the Commissioner on all media issues, as well as consumer protection matters including, among other things, slamming, cramming, and truth-in-billing.

As previously announced, Paul Margie will serve as Spectrum and International Legal Advisor. Mr. Margie will be the principal advisor on all spectrum management issues, as well as international matters. Mr. Margie joined Commissioner Copps’ staff today.

Carolyn Conyers has been named Confidential Assistant. Ms. Conyers previously served on the staff of Commissioner Gloria Tristani.

In announcing these appointments, Commissioner Copps said, “I am honored that these outstanding public servants have agreed to join my team. Their knowledge, talent, and experience will be invaluable as we work to master the many challenges – both ongoing and novel – facing the FCC.”

“The redesigned office structure I am announcing today recognizes the convergence of industries, of services, and of markets, even while accommodating the current organization of the Commission. As these dynamic industries continue to progress and as we move forward with reform and reorganization of the Commission, I would expect that the organizational structure in my office may evolve as well. I look forward to working closely with the Chairman, the other Commissioners, and the FCC’s top-notch staff to ensure that this agency continues to promote the public interest and effectively to serve all Americans.”

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