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US: Ex-DOJ, FCC official joins Akin Gump

 |  December 2, 2014

A former Department of Justice antitrust and Federal Communications Commission cybersecurity official has reportedly joined Akin Gump.

David Turetsky is set to join the law firm as partner in its public law and policy practice, Akin Gump announced Tuesday. Turetsky joins the firm after stepping down as the FCC’s deputy chief of the International Bureau in March. The lawyer had also served at the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and, before that, worked at the DOJ on antitrust enforcement, regulatory policy and merger reviews with a focus on telecommunications and computer industries, among other areas.

”Rapid changes in technology are reshaping business competition, creating new and disruptive opportunities and threats and giving rise to complex policy and regulatory issues,” Turetsky said of the current technological climate. Reports say the position at Akin Gump comes at a crucial time for technology litigation as the law firm is set to push for expanded government approval for drone use.

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