Martin Fills Key Positions

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has named Samuel Feder as acting general counsel. Matthew Berry will serve as acting deputy general counsel and Emily Willeford will serve as special advisor for international issues and deputy chief of staff.

Feder was the chairman's legal advisor for spectrum and international issues. He also served as then-Commissioner Martin's legal advisor for common carrier matters and as a legal advisor to Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth.

Berry, now acting deputy general counsel, recently served as counselor to the assistant attorney general for the office of legal policy in the Justice Department.

Willeford returns to the agency having served as the special assistant in the Office of the Senior Advisor at the White House. She also was a special assistant to Commissioner Martin, an assistant to the Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council and legal assistant on the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign.

(Radio World)