On Friday, Maureen C. McLaughlin and Harry Wingo were named senior counsel
and special counsel, respectively, in the Federal Communications Commission's Office of General Counsel.
McLaughlin rejoins the commission after three years at the Senate Commerce
Committee's Telecommunications Subcommittee, where she was senior counsel.
On Capitol Hill she worked on media-ownership limits, broadband deployment,
the transition to digital television, spectrum management, and FCC
Before working on the Hill, McLaughlin served as an attorney in the FCC's
International and Wireless bureaus.
Wingo leaves the communications group of Washington law firm Skadden, Arps,
Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Associates, where he specialized in broadcast and satellite
Before practicing communications law, Wingo clerked for Federal District
Judge James Robertson.
Wingo also served as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer for more than six