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   September 9, 2009 Jen Howard: (202) 418-0506


                            ENFORCEMENT BUREAU CHIEF

   Washington, DC -- Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius
   Genachowski announced the appointment of P. Michele Ellison as Chief of
   the Enforcement Bureau. Ms. Ellison will take the helm of the Enforcement
   Bureau starting on September 28, 2009.

   "Protecting and empowering consumers through effective and timely
   enforcement of the Commission's rules and policies is a top priority for
   the FCC," said Chairman Genachowski. "Michele is a talented leader with
   vast communications experience and sound legal judgment and I look forward
   to working with her in her new capacity."

   Ms. Ellison is currently Deputy General Counsel, a position she has held
   for the last twelve years, and most recently served as Acting General
   Counsel of the FCC through July 2009.   In addition to her other duties,
   she also was named Transition Counsel to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.  Ms.
   Ellison joined the Office of the General Counsel in 1995 and has had a
   rich and varied practice at the agency, from her initial years of handling
   complex FCC litigation before the federal courts to her current focus on
   competition policy in the context of mergers and acquisitions and on
   spectrum and fraud matters involving billions in auctions and universal
   service funds.  

   Ms. Ellison also has provided leadership in other policy areas, including
   co-chairing the Commission's Localism Task Force, leading a Task Force on
   expanding communications opportunities to small businesses and developing
   countries, and serving as senior advisor to former Chairman Kennard on a
   variety of agency-wide substantive and operational matters.  Before
   joining the Commission, she was a partner with the law firm of Williams
   and Connolly, with a litigation practice. Ms. Ellison began her career as
   a law clerk for the Honorable Damon J. Keith in the U.S. Court of Appeals
   for the Sixth Circuit in Detroit, Michigan and for the Honorable Paul R.
   Webber III in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.


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