Jessica Rosenworcel was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. She was sworn into office on May 11, 2012.

Commissioner Rosenworcel brings a decade and a half of public sector and private sector communications law experience to her position at the FCC. This experience has shaped her belief that in the 21st century strong communications markets can foster economic growth and security, enhance digital age opportunity, and enrich our civic life.

Prior to joining the agency, Commissioner Rosenworcel served as Senior Communications Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, under the leadership of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. She previously served in the same role on the Committee under the leadership of Senator Daniel K. Inouye. In this position, she was responsible for legislation, hearings, and policy development involving a wide range of communications issues, including spectrum auctions, public safety, broadband deployment and adoption, universal service, video programming, satellite television, local radio, and digital television transition.

Before joining the staff of the Committee, she served as Legal Advisor to former FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps. She also served at the agency as Legal Counsel to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau and as an Attorney-Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau.

Prior to entering public service, Commissioner Rosenworcel practiced communications law at Drinker Biddle and Reath.

Commissioner Rosenworcel is a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and New York University School of Law. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband Mark, and children Caroline and Emmett.

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Travis Litman

Senior Legal Advisor

Travis Litman serves as Senior Legal Advisor with primary responsibility for wireline and consumer issues. Previously, Mr. Litman served on detail as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he provided assistance to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Mr. Litman held a variety of roles in the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, including Assistant Chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Legal Advisor to the Office of the Bureau Chief, and Attorney Advisor in the Pricing Policy Division. Before joining the FCC, Mr. Litman practiced communications law at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP and Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and the University of Colorado School of Law.

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Johanna Thomas

Legal Advisor

Johanna Thomas serves as Legal Advisor with responsibility for wireless, international, and public safety issues. Ms. Thomas previously served as the Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and as an Attorney Advisor in the Media Bureau's Industry Analysis Division. Prior to joining the FCC, Ms. Thomas was an associate in Arnold & Porter LLP's Telecommunications, Internet, and Media practice group. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also received a Certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business.

Marc A. Paul

Marc A. Paul

Legal Advisor

Marc A. Paul serves as Legal Advisor with primary responsibility for media issues. Previously, Mr. Paul was Of Counsel with Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs LLP, where he practiced communications law. Prior to that, Mr. Paul served as Senior Counsel to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. In this role, he was responsible for all media, telecommunications and Internet issues, including issues arising in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Mr. Paul practiced law in the Telecom, Media and Internet group of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University and earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Jennifer Thompson

Special Advisor and Confidential Assistant

Jennifer Thompson serves as Special Advisor and Confidential Assistant to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. She assists with consumer and intergovernmental affairs matters. She joined Commissioner Rosenworcel's office from the United States Senate, where she served as Press Assistant for Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas. In this role, she was responsible for crafting press releases, creating social media content, and overseeing media events for the office, including the Senator's work on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and his chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies from Harvard University.