Transition at the FCC
On Friday, the Obama-Biden Transition Team announced its pick of experts who will review key agencies, departments, and commissions of the U.S. government and make recommendations regarding strategic policy, budgetary, and personnel decisions before inauguration. Technology scholars Susan Crawford and Kevin Werbach will lead the FCC transition team. Susan Crawford, a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, teaches communications law and Internet law. Before teaching, she was a partner with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale). Crawford recently ended her term as a member of the board of directors of ICANN. As p2pnet notes, Crawford is internationally famous as the person behind OneWebDay, held annually on September 22, an “Earth Day for the Internet.” Kevin Werbach is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the organizer of the annual Supernova technology conference. He writes about the legal and business implications of information and communication technologies and served as counsel for new technology policy at the FCC during the Clinton Administration.