FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has named Alison Nemeth as his interim legal advisor for media issues.
Chief of Staff Matthew Berry, who currently handles media issues, will assume the wireline portfolio while Wireline Legal Advisor Nick Degani is out of the office on paternity leave.
Nemeth joins Commissioner Pai’s office on detail from the Video Division of the commission’s Media Bureau. An Honors Attorney, she has worked on a variety of legal and policy issues relating to broadcast television, including licensing, transactions, and the upcoming incentive auction. She previously worked as a law clerk in Commissioner Pai’s Office.
“I am delighted that Alison has agreed to rejoin our office,” said Pai. “She excelled during her prior stint with us, and I look forward to benefiting from her expertise in the weeks ahead.”
Nemeth received her J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and obtained a certificate from its Institute for Communications Law Studies. During law school, Nemeth interned for PCIA—The Wireless Infrastructure Association, the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, Comcast Corp. and Verizon. She received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College.