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Jessica Rosenworcel returned as a Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission on August 11, 2017 after being nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.

Previously, Commissioner Rosenworcel served as an FCC Commissioner from May 11, 2012 to January 3, 2017 following her nomination by President Obama and unanimous Senate confirmation.

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.


Travis Litman

Travis Litman

Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor, Wireline and Public Safety

Travis Litman is a Commission veteran, who returns to the office after previously serving as Commissioner Rosenworcel's Senior Legal Advisor for wireline and consumer issues. Travis has held a variety of roles in the agency's Wireline Competition Bureau, including as Assistant Chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division. He also has served as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he provided assistance to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Before entering public service, Travis 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.

Kate Black

Kate Black

Policy Advisor, Media

Kate Black joins the office from EMILY's List, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff. In this role she was responsible for strategic support for President Stephanie Schriock and for helping to implement and manage EMILY's List goals and initiatives. Most recently, this included managing the Run to Win program, which was created to recruit, train, and elect as many as 18,000 women to public office. Previously, Kate served as the Vice President of Research for EMILY's List, where she was responsible for regulatory and legislative policies regarding key issues facing American families and the economy. While in this role, she also served as Executive Director of American Women, where she led the organization's polling, messaging, and policy development, with a special focus on media consumption and the impact of new technologies on the economy. Kate has held a variety of other policy and research positions at a diverse group of organizations, including the Democratic National Committee, the Service Employees International Union, and Hillary Clinton for President. She is the co-author, with June Diane Raphael, of "Represent: The Badass Woman's Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World," scheduled to be published by Workman Publishing in 2019. She is a graduate of Miami University and holds a Master of Arts from George Washington University.

Umair Javed

Umair Javed

Legal Advisor, Wireless and International

Umair Javed serves Commissioner Rosenworcel as legal advisor for wireless and international issues. Mr. Javed joins the Commission from Wiley Rein LLP, where he was an associate in the firm’s Telecom, Media, and Technology group. At Wiley Rein, Mr. Javed provided legal counsel and strategic advice to a broad cross-section of clients on domestic and international telecommunications regulation, spectrum policy, and global Internet governance. He also has served on U.S. delegations to conferences and meetings of the International Telecommunication Union, including the 2016 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly and the 2017 World Telecommunication Development Conference. Mr. Javed currently serves as Commissioner of the Consumer Protection Commission of Fairfax County and previously was a firefighter and EMT-B in Albemarle County, Virginia. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia as well as a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez

Special Advisor and Confidential Assistant

Jessica Martinez joins Commissioner Rosenworcel’s office from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic Staff, where she served as the Outreach and Member Services Coordinator. Ms. Martinez also served as the Communications Director for the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association. Before her time on Capitol Hill, Ms. Martinez served as an Associate with a DC strategic firm, focusing on children’s healthcare policy issues. Her prior experience also includes time as a fellow with Progressive Congress, an internship with the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, and the Latino Outreach Coordinator for the Utah State Democratic Party. She holds a B.A. from the University of Utah.

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Aurelle Porter

Staff Assistant

Ms. Porter has worked at the Federal Communications Commission since 2006. Most recently, she served as Special Assistant in the Office of Legislative Affairs. She also worked as a Staff Assistant to former FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin.

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