WASHINGTON, D.C. — There are moving boxes heading in both directions in the office of Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. That’s because a senior legal advisor is returning after an 18 month absence, while another legal advisor is exiting.
Effective immediately, Louis Peraertz will serve as Clyburn’s Senior Legal Advisor covering wireless, international and public safety issues.
Concurrently, Daudeline Meme, who has served as the Commissioner’s wireless, international and public safety Legal Advisor since March 2016, is departing.
“I am thrilled to welcome Louis back to my office,” Clyburn said of Peraertz, who worked in her office from October 2009 to March 2016 and “worked tirelessly to advance my policy goals and always provided me with outstanding counsel.”
Prior to his first tenure in Clyburn’s office, Peraertz served as a Special Counsel in the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of General Counsel.
Before joining the Commission, he worked for several years as an appellate litigator in the Civil Rights Division for the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his professional career as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Clyburn also took the opportunity to thank Meme “for her exceptional service.” She added, “Daudeline’s keen intellect, substantive expertise and superb judgement for developing communications policies that promote competition and protect the public interest have been invaluable to me. Daudeline’s stewardship of major policy issues such as the incentive auction, Spectrum Frontiers, 3.5 GHz, wireless infrastructure and FirstNet have highlighted her adeptness at consensus building and facilitating policies that are innovative, smart and inclusive. I will truly miss Daudeline’s wise counsel and good cheer.”
Meme has been at the Commission since 2010. Prior to joining Clyburn’s staff, Ms. Meme served as Chief of Staff of the Enforcement Bureau, where she was responsible for providing legal, policy and administrative oversight to the largest bureau at the Commission.
Meme also worked with former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s office on implementation of FCC Process Reform and as an Assistant Chief in EB’s Spectrum Enforcement Division.