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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).

June 26, 2001

Bryan Tramont at 202-418-2534


Washington, DC -- FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy announced today that she has appointed Matthew Brill as her common carrier Legal Advisor.

Prior to joining the Commissioner, Mr. Brill was a member of the Communications Group at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering representing wireline and wireless carriers and Internet service providers in proceedings before the Commission and in the federal courts of appeals. Prior to that, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Brill graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. He will assume his responsibilities immediately, and can be reached at (202) 418-2532.

"Mr. Brill brings a wealth of experience to my team that will prove invaluable in the coming years, and I am fortunate that he has agreed to join me at the Commission," Abernathy commented.

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