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Matthew DelNero Named Deputy Chief of Wireline Competition Bureau

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Released: February 26, 2014

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

February 26, 2014
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253


Washington, D.C

. – The Wireline Competition Bureau today announced the appointment of Matthew S.
DelNero as a Deputy Bureau Chief. Mr. DelNero will focus on issues related to technology transitions
and the Open Internet.
“I am very pleased that Matt is joining our team,” said Julie A. Veach, Bureau Chief. “Given his
extensive expertise and experience, he will be a tremendous asset to the Bureau as we work on these
important and challenging issues.”
Mr. DelNero joins the Bureau from the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP, where he
was a partner in the Communications & Media and Privacy & Data Security practice groups. He also had
an active pro bono practice and was co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Diversity Subcommittee. Chambers
, Legal 500 USA, and other publications have recognized him as a leading telecommunications
Mr. DelNero also taught a course on telecommunications law as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason
University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia in the fall semester of 2013. He is an active member of
the Federal Communications Bar Association, for which he has served as co-chair of multiple committees
in recent years.

A native of Rhode Island, Mr. DelNero received his law degree, magna cum laude from Harvard Law
School and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude from Tufts University.

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