Jennifer Tatel serves as Acting Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Staff. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. Tatel was Legal Advisor for media and consumer issues to Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker and Chief of the Media Bureau's Industry Analysis Division. Before joining the FCC, she was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP, working in the firm's Communications and Privacy, Data Security and Information Law practice groups. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Tatel worked as a social worker for the District of Columbia's Child & Family Services Agency. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois, her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University, and her J.D. from George Washington University Law School.