New FCC Commish Names Staff

FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell, who was sworn in on June 1, has hired Dana Shaffer, Angela Giancarlo, and Cristina Chou Pauzé as acting legal advisors.

McDowell said, "I am excited to have three such talented, experienced attorneys working with me as we address the many challenging issues facing the Commission. I am confident that their unique talents, as well as their common sense of dedication to public service, will be invaluable to me and to the Commission."

Dana Brown Shaffer, Acting Wireline Advisor, joined the FCC as deputy bureau chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, and served as an interim legal advisor to Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate. Shaffer has more than 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Shaffer received her JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and served as law clerk to the Honorable Eugene Siler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Angela Giancarlo, Acting Wireless Advisor, recently served as associate chief for spectrum policy in the Public Safety and Critical Infrastructure Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to joining the FCC, Giancarlo was senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan & Hartson LLP. Giancarlo began her career in the congressional office of former U.S. Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY). She received a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America.

Cristina Chou Pauzé, Acting Media Advisor, joined the FCC as an associate bureau chief in the Media Bureau. Her prior experience includes positions at Morrison & Foerster's Washington D.C. office, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Teleglobe USA Inc. Pauzé received her JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.