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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 8, 2001

News Media contact:
Sam Feder at (202) 418-2100


Washington, DC -- Commissioner Kevin J. Martin announced today that he has appointed Ginger Clark and Dolly Johnson to his permanent staff as Confidential Assistant and Staff Assistant, respectively. Commissioner Martin said: "I am extremely fortunate to have Ginger and Dolly join my staff. They bring a wealth of experience to their jobs, and working with them is a pleasure." In addition, Commissioner Martin announced the appointment of Sam Feder, David Brown, and Monica Shah Desai as interim legal advisors, who will serve until the Commissioner completes the selection of permanent legal advisors.


Ms. Clark has been named Confidential Assistant. In this capacity, she will handle all matters relating to the Commissioner's schedule. Previously, Ms. Clark served as Confidential Assistant to Commissioners Harold Furchtgott-Roth and James H. Quello. She has also served the FCC in various positions including Information Specialist and Consumer Specialist in the Common Carrier, Mass Media, and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus. Ms. Clark attended Strayer University.


Ms. Johnson has been named Staff Assistant. Among other responsibilities, she will handle scheduling matters for the legal advisors. Ms. Johnson attended Southeastern University and has served in various capacities at the Commission, including Administrative Staff Assistant in the Office of Communications Business Opportunities, Staff Assistant in the Office of Chairman Alfred Sikes, Staff Assistant in the Office of Commissioner Patricia Diaz Dennis, and Staff Assistant in the Office of Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth. Ms. Johnson also worked for Commissioner James Quello while he was the Chairman and a Commissioner.


Sam Feder has been named interim Senior Legal Advisor. In addition to his duties as senior advisor, Mr. Feder will focus on common carrier matters. Prior to joining this office, Mr. Feder served as Associate Chief of the Competitive Pricing Division of the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau and as Legal Advisor to Commissioner Furchtgott- Roth for common carrier matters. Before coming to the Commission, Mr. Feder worked at the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis. He has also worked as an associate at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans, served as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Department of Justice, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward R. Becker (United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit). Mr. Feder is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Note Editor on the Michigan Law Review and was awarded the Daniel H. Grady Prize for achieving the highest scholastic average in his class. Mr. Feder holds an A.B. in Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary.


David Brown has been named interim Legal Advisor for mass media and cable issues. Mr. Brown previously served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Video Services Division of the FCC's Mass Media Bureau. Before joining the FCC, Mr. Brown worked as an associate at the Philadelphia firm of Weber Goldstein Greenberg & Gallagher and as a staff attorney at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Office of Inspector General, Governor's Office of General Counsel. Mr. Brown received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Cornell University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Monica Shah Desai has been named interim Legal Advisor for wireless and international issues. Ms. Desai most recently served as an Attorney in the Commercial Wireless Division of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to that, she worked in the Public Safety and Private Wireless Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Before joining the FCC, Ms. Desai served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow (United States District Court for the District of Maryland) and as an associate at the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. She also worked as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law. Ms. Desai received her J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served on the American Criminal Law Review. She received her B.B.A., magna cum laude, in Finance from the George Washington University.

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