Brendan Carr (lawyer)

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Brendan Carr
Brendan Carr official portrait.jpg
Commissioner of the
Federal Communications Commission
Assumed office
August 11, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byTom Wheeler
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
EducationGeorgetown University
Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America

Brendan Carr is an American lawyer who currently serves as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1] He previously served as an aide to FCC member Ajit Pai and as the FCC's general counsel. Carr also worked as a telecommunications attorney at the law firm of Wiley Rein.[2]


Carr holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He was a law clerk for Judge Dennis Shedd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[3] He worked in private practice at Wiley Rein before becoming a legal advisor to Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai, whom he advised on wireless, public safety, and international issues. In January 2017, Carr became general counsel of the FCC. President Donald Trump nominated Carr to become a member of the FCC in June 2017, and in August 2017, Carr was confirmed by the United States Senate.[4]


  1. ^ Gold, Ashley; Hendel, John (August 3, 2017). "FCC back to full five members as net neutrality vote looms". Politico. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ Puzzanghera, Jim (June 29, 2017). "Trump nominates Brendan Carr to fill final FCC seat and provide crucial vote on net neutrality rules". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Brendan Carr". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Ted (August 3, 2017). "Senate Confirms Jessica Rosenworcel, Brendan Carr to FCC". Variety. Retrieved 8 August 2017.

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