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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
November 22, 2013
Adonis Hoffman (202) 418-2100
FCC COMMISSIONER CLYBURN NAMES ADONIS HOFFMAN
CHIEF OF STAFF AND SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR - MEDIA
Washington, D.C. – FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn announced today the appointment of Adonis
Hoffman as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor – Media.
“Adonis brings years of government, private sector and academic experience to our team. We hope to
draw on his skills, relationships and insights as we move into a new and exciting chapter at the
Hoffman is a veteran communications attorney with prior FCC, Capitol Hill and law firm experience. He
served as Counsel and Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 1980s
and 1990s, and joined the FCC in 1997 as Counsel in the International Bureau. He served as Deputy
Chief of the Cable (now Media) Bureau from 1998-2000, and led the FCC’s Interagency Working Group
on Advertising Practices during the tenure of Chairman Kennard. Hoffman became Senior Vice President
and Counsel at the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4As) from 2000-2010,
coordinating the association’s outreach and lobbying efforts at the Federal Trade Commission, FDA and
in Congress. In 2010, he established a management consulting firm and think tank focused on global
corporate citizenship, and authored Doing Good—the New Rules of Corporate Responsibility,
Conscience and Character. In 2008, Hoffman was appointed Adjunct Professor at Georgetown
University in the Graduate School’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program. Hoffman
received an A.B. from Princeton and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and is admitted to
practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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