Johanna Mikes will become permanent media advisor to Federal Communications
Commission member Jonathan Adelstein Monday, March 31, replacing interim aide
Mikes most recently worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.),
advising him on communications and intellectual property before the House Energy
and Commerce and House Judiciary committees and assisting him in co-chairing the
Congressional Internet Caucus.
Prior to joining Boucher, Mikes was a staffer in the FCC's former Common
Before her first stint at the commission, Mikes was an associate at Latham
& Watkins in Washington, D.C., practicing communications law.
She also served as a law clerk for Judge Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
She received a juris doctor and a bachelor of science in business
administration from Georgetown University.
Whitesell will return to the Media Bureau staff.