Lauren Maxim Van Wazer has been named special counsel to the chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, effective August 20. Since June, Ms. Van Wazer has served in the office of FCC Commissioner Michael Copps as an interim legal advisor for wireless and international issues. She joined the FCC in 1999 as a senior staff attorney in the Commercial Wireless Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. She also received a B.S.E. in Systems Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering.