THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHAEL K. POWELL AS A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced the nomination of Michael K. Powell as a Member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Mr. Powell, of Fairfax Station, Virginia, is currently the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he has served since December 1996. Prior to this position, Mr. Powell served as an Associate from 1994 to 1996 with O'Melveny & Myers where he practiced in the areas of telecommunications law, antitrust, regulatory affairs, and general litigation. He served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, from 1993 to 1994. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Powell was a policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He served as a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Powell holds an A.B. from The College of William and Mary and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency established by Congress to oversee interstate and international communications including wireline, broadcast, cable, satellite and cellular services.