FCC Media Bureau Sets A New Chief Engineer


jeffrey-neumannA longtime engineer who holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center has been appointed Chief Engineer of the FCC’s Media Bureau by acting Bureau Chief Michelle Carey.

Jeffrey Neumann takes the role after serving as the FCC’s Senior Engineer since July 2008. He spent six months, between July 2003 and July 2008, as acting legal advisor to the Office of Commissioner Ajit Pai.

He joined the Commission as an electrical engineer in July 2003, and completed his J.D. program in 2008, following a summer associate program in 2007 at D.C. Communications Law practice Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

“Jeffrey’s breadth of knowledge will be a great asset to the Bureau as it tackles the challenging work pending before it,” Carey said.

At the FCC, Neumann has worked on cable, broadcast, and satellite issues, including accessibility, set-top boxes, reauthorization of direct broadcast satellite services, mergers and transactions, the DTV Transition, and the Incentive Auction.