Jan. 11, 2018: Brendan Carr has been nominated for a five-year term as a Member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Carr was nominated as an FCC Commissioner in 2017 to fill the unexpired portion of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s term. Carr was previously the FCC’s General Counsel. Before that, he was the chief Legal Adviser to the Commission and FCC staff. Carr also previously worked as a lawyer at the FCC's Office of General Counsel, where he provided legal advice on spectrum policy, competition, and public safety issues. Before he joined the FCC in 2012, Carr was a lawyer at Wiley Rein LLP, where he worked at the firm's appellate, litigation, and telecom practices. Carr graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, and he received a certificate from the school’s Institute for Communications Law Studies. The FCC is an independent federal government agency.