Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed David Turetsky to lead the agency’s public safety and homeland security bureau, the FCC announced Monday.
Turetsky will take office after Memorial Day and David Furth, the bureau’s current acting chief, will resume his role as deputy bureau chief.
Prior to joining the agency, he worked as a partner at law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and focused on industries such as telecommunications, media, satellite, energy and transportation.
He also has served in the Justice Department as deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust and was a senior lawyer and officer at Teligent, a fixed-wireless telecommunications and broadband services provider.
During his time in the Clinton administration’s antitrust division, he helped create the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
HeÂ co-chairs the state enforcement committee of the American Bar Association’s antitrust section and was a member of the State Departments’ advisory committee on international communications and information policy and