Former Chief Counsel to the FCC Chairman to Join Paul Hastings
Washington, D.C. - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Sherrese Smith will join the firm as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as part of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) and Privacy and Data Security practices. Ms. Smith recently completed service as Chief Counsel to Chairman Julius Genachowski of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and prior to that was General Counsel at Washington Post Digital. She is a highly regarded lawyer with significant private sector and high-level government experience in media, communications, privacy, data security, content, and digital technology issues.
“We have developed an impressive track record advising clients on some of the most significant media M&A deals of the last 12 months,” said
“Sherrese’s addition also builds on our investments in our Privacy and Data Security practice, where we recently added Professor
“More of our clients, across a range of practices and industries, are focused on the regulatory issues being shaped in Washington, D.C., and as a result, we continue to add experts like Sherrese, who offer clients both nuanced insight into regulatory issues and practical solutions to business challenges,” said
Ms. Smith currently serves on the board of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Communications Law, is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and has served on the board of the Media Law Resource Center Institute and as co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the ABA.
Ms. Smith is expected to join the firm in August.
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