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Released: February 26, 2014

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC

, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).



February 26, 2014
Matthew Berry (202) 418-2005


FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai today announced that Brendan Carr has joined his staff as Legal
Advisor for wireless, public safety, and international issues.
“I am very pleased that Brendan has agreed to join my staff,” Commissioner Pai said. “Brendan
is a lawyer’s lawyer, having worked in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel and litigated First
Amendment and other telecom cases while in private practice. He combines this experience with a keen
instinct for telecom policy, which I will rely on as the Commission tackles many important issues.”
Commissioner Pai also announced that Jeffrey Neumann, who has been serving as Acting Legal
Advisor while on detail from the Media Bureau’s Engineering Division, will be rejoining the Bureau.
“Jeff has been an invaluable member of my team, and I am deeply grateful for his service over the past
few months,” said Commissioner Pai. “Jeff is a rare commodity—he is both a distinguished engineer and
a talented attorney. His wealth of Commission experience and breadth of knowledge have been
tremendous assets to my office. While I will miss Jeff’s wise counsel, I am thankful that the Commission
will continue to benefit from his public service and am glad to call him a friend.”
Brendan Carr joins Commissioner Pai’s office from the FCC’s Office of General Counsel. In that
role, Brendan provided legal advice on a wide range of spectrum policy, competition, and public safety
matters. Prior to joining the Commission, Brendan was an associate at Wiley Rein LLP, where he
worked on telecom litigation, appellate, and regulatory matters. Earlier in his career, Brendan served as a
law clerk for Judge Dennis W. Shedd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Brendan
graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and
obtained a certificate from its Institute for Communications Law Studies. During law school, Brendan
gained experience interning for Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, and
the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on
Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Brendan received his undergraduate degree from
Georgetown University.

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