Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Ashley Boizelle as deputy general counsel, with responsibility for administrative law issues. The FCC’s Office of General Counsel serves as the principal legal advisory office to the Commission as a whole. Attorneys in the office represent the Commission in litigation, recommend decisions in adjudicatory matters, assist the Commission in its decision-making capacity,and perform a variety of legal functions regarding internal and other administrative matters. Ms. Boizelle joins the Commission from private legal practice where she focused on complex litigation, appeals, and constitutional and administrative law matters and represented corporate clients and associations in rulemaking proceedings before federal agencies. Ms. Boizelle has particular expertise in the communications and financial regulatory sectors.
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has announced the appointment of Umair Javed as Legal Advisor, with primary responsibility for wireless and international issues. Before joining the Commission, Mr. Javed was an associate attorney in private practice where he focused on domestic and international telecommunications issues and spectrum policy. Mr. Javed also served on U.S. delegations to conferences and meetings of the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union. Mr. Javed currently serves as Commissioner of the Consumer Protection Commission of Fairfax County and previously was a firefighter and EMT and founder of Red Truck Foundation, a nonprofit assisting with emergency response training in developing countries.