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Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission serves as the chief legal advisor to the Commission and to its various bureaus and offices. The General Counsel also represents the Commission in litigation in federal courts, recommends decisions in adjudicatory matters before the Commission, assists the Commission in its decision making capacity and performs a variety of legal functions regarding internal and other administrative matters.

Austin Schlick is General Counsel. Julie Veach and Peter Karanjia are Deputy General Counsels. Jacob Lewis serves as Associate General Counsel (Counselor to the General Counsel). Mark Lloyd serves as Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer.


Headlines

7/22/11
Warren C. Havens App. to Provide Auto Maritime Telecomms Sys Stations.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/20/11
FCC Affirms That NLPC Not Entitled to FOIA Fee Waiver.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

5/3/11
Skybridge Spectrum Foundation on Request for Inspection of Records.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/29/11
Merchant & Gould, P.C. On Request for Inspection of Records/Premiere Global Services, Inc. and Xpedite Systems, LLC D/B/A Premiere Global Services On Request for Confidential Treatment.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat

4/12/11
Commission Affirms Decision That Gulf Power Is Not Entitled to Increased Pole Attachment Compensation.
Word | Acrobat

7/13/10
Framework for Broadband Internet Service.
Order: Word | Acrobat

5/6/10
Statement of FCC General Counsel Austin Schlick, "A Third-Way Legal Framework for Addressing the Comcast Dilemma".
Word | Acrobat | HTML

4/30/10
Media Bureau Issues Letter Addressing Comcast Corp., General Electric Co. and NBC Universal, Inc.'s Request for Enhanced Confidential Treatment.
Letter: Word | Acrobat

4/6/10
Comcast v. FCC Decision.
Decision: Acrobat
Commission Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat


Major Court Cases

Recent Court Filings

6/9/11
FCC & USA v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al., No. 10-1293 (Sup. Ct.)
Reply Brief for Petitioners

6/1/11
Environmental, LLC. v. FCC, No. 10-1344 (D.C. Cir.)
Brief for Appellee

5/27/11
TCR Sports Broad. Holding, LLP v. FCC & USA, No. 11-1151 (4th Cir.)
Brief for Respondents

4/27/11
Vermont Pub. Serv. Bd., et al. v. FCC & USA, No. 10-1184 (D.C. Cir.)
Final Brief for Respondents

4/21/11
FCC & USA v. ABC, Inc. & Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al (Supreme Court)
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari


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last reviewed/updated on July 13, 2012  


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