The Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission serves as the chief legal advisor to the Commission and to its various bureaus and offices. The General Counsel also represents the Commission in litigation in federal courts, recommends decisions in adjudicatory matters before the Commission, assists the Commission in its decision making capacity and performs a variety of legal functions regarding internal and other administrative matters.

P. Michele EllisonĀ serves as the General Counsel. Jacob Lewis serves as the Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Karen Onyeije serves as the Acting Deputy General Counsel for Fraud, Bankruptcy, Transactions and other complex matters, James R. Bird serves as Senior Counsel.

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