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Chairman Genachowski Announces Departure Of Amy Levine

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Released: March 14, 2012


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March 14, 2012
Neil Grace, (202) 418-0506




(Washington, D.C.) – FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today that

Amy Levine

will be
departing the Commission to relocate from the Washington, D.C. area and leaving her role as Senior
Counsel & Legal Advisor to the Chairman.

Charles Mathias

will be detailed from his current role in the
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau on an interim basis to serve as Acting Legal Advisor upon Ms.
Levine’s departure.

FCC Chairman Genachowski said

, “Amy brought to my office a rare combination of legislative
expertise, policy know-how, and consensus-building. Among Amy’s accomplishments was her tireless
dedication to working with Congress to see the historic incentive auctions legislation through its recent
signing into law. It goes without saying that we’ll miss Amy deeply, and I am sure she will continue to
deliver the same expert counsel and commitment that she brought to the Commission in the next stage of
her career. I congratulate Amy and wish her the very best.”

He continued,

“I am delighted that Charles has agreed to temporarily support our office upon Amy’s
departure. Charles will step right in to maintain our momentum as we advance the Commission’s vital
agenda to unleash the benefits of mobile broadband. I am confident that his expertise and experience will
serve us well to help drive economic growth and opportunity behalf of all Americans.”

Staff Bios

Amy Levine

is Senior Counsel and Legal Advisor to the Chairman. Ms. Levine has responsibility for the
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, and Office of
Engineering and Technology. Her work includes supervising the agency’s spectrum policy and providing
technical advice to Congress; managing wireless transaction reviews, including the proposed AT&T/T-
Mobile and AT&T/Qualcomm transactions; and promoting the creation of a nationwide, interoperable
public safety broadband network and deployment of E911 and NG911 technologies. Ms. Levine
previously served as principal communications policy advisor to Congressman Rick Boucher, former
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Congressman
John Dingell, former Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Previously, she was Legislative Counsel to Senator Claire McCaskill and practiced law
at Covington & Burling in the firm’s communications and media law group. Ms. Levine clerked for Chief
Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in the Northern District of Texas.

Charles Mathias

is Associate Bureau Chief in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal
Communications Commission. He has led various Bureau initiatives in the areas of spectrum
management, technology, and innovation and was a member of the bureau team that reviewed the AT&T-
T-Mobile transaction. Previously, he was Senior Legal Advisor to Former FCC Commissioner Meredith
Attwell Baker, where, in addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Commissioner’s office, he
was responsible for wireless, international, satellite, and public safety issues. Before that, Mr. Mathias
served in a variety of roles in the Wireless Bureau and acting Public Safety and International advisor to
former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
Prior to joining the FCC, he held senior positions at Lucent Technologies where he managed both the
Washington and EMEA regulatory affairs offices, and at Bechtel. Previously, in private practice, he
counseled companies and individuals in the information and communications technologies sector. He
began his career as a corporate lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston.
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