FCC chairman Julius Genachowski announced the appointment of P. Michele Ellison as chief of the Enforcement Bureau last week.
Ellison, currently Deputy General Counsel, a position she has held for the last 12 years, most recently served as Acting General Counsel of the FCC through July 2009. Ellison will assume her new position Sept. 28.
In addition to her other duties, she also was named Transition Counsel to commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Ellison joined the Office of the General Counsel in 1995 and has been responsible for a range of tasks, including handling complex FCC litigation before the federal courts, focusing on competition policy as relates to mergers and acquisitions, and pursuing spectrum and fraud matters.