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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2004
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Washington, D.C. --- William Davenport has been named Chief of the FCC Enforcement Bureau's Investigations and Hearings Division, and Hillary De Nigro has been named Deputy Chief. Cathy Carpino and David Brown have been appointed Assistant Division Chiefs. James Shook and David Janas have been named Special Counsels in the Division.
Mr. Davenport previously served as Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief of the Investigations and Hearings Division. Prior to that, Mr. Davenport was Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Before joining the Commission in 1999, Mr. Davenport was an associate at the firm of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLP in Washington, D.C., specializing in telecommunications and complex litigation. Mr. Davenport received a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. De Nigro previously as served Assistant Chief of the Investigations and Hearings Division and prior to that was an attorney advisor in that division. Before joining the Commission in 2001, Ms. De Nigro practiced commercial litigation in the D.C. offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, and, prior to that, was engaged in commercial litigation and energy regulatory hearings for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Ms. De Nigro received a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Carpino comes from the Wireline Competition Bureau's Competition Policy Division, where she worked as a senior attorney on broadband matters, the Commission's Triennial Review proceeding, and the Bureau's Virginia Arbitration. Prior to joining the Commission in 2001, Ms. Carpino worked as a senior counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy overseeing, among others, that agency's section 271 proceeding and various arbitrations. After graduating from law school, Ms. Carpino also worked for several members of the United States Senate. Ms. Carpino received a B.A. from Trinity College in Connecticut and a J.D. from Tulane University.
Mr. Brown previously served as an attorney advisor in the Investigations and Hearings Division. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Office of Broadcast License Policy, Media Bureau, after completing a detail as an Interim Legal Advisor to Commissioner Kevin Martin. Mr. Brown joined the Commission in 1999 as an Attorney-Advisor in the Video Services Division of the Mass Media Bureau. Mr. Brown received a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Shook has worked for the Commission since 1980, most recently serving as a senior trial attorney in the Investigations and Hearings Division. Mr. Shook served in the former Broadcast and Mass Media Bureaus, before joining the Enforcement Bureau at its inception in 1999. Since 1988, Mr. Shook has appeared before Commission administrative law judges in numerous proceedings regarding license applications and revocations. Mr. Shook received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Janas previously served as an attorney advisor in the Investigations and Hearings Division. Before joining the Commission in 2001, Mr. Janas was an associate at the firms of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, LLP in Washington, D.C., specializing in telecommunications and litigation. Mr. Janas received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law, where he teaches telecommunications law as an Adjunct Professor.