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FTC General Counsel Joins Sidley Austin

Jonathan Nuechterlein, general counsel at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined law firm, Sidley Austin as a partner.

Nuechterlein will be the co-head of the firm's communications regulatory practice. He will also be a member of the antitrust/competition practice.

He had been with the FTC since 2013. His resume includes deputy general counsel at the FCC in 2000-2001 and before that assistant to the solicitor general at the Justice Department. He was also an associate in Sidley Austin in the early 1990's, so it will be a bit of a homecoming.

He is also a former clerk to former Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

Nuechterlein has argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which has principal jurisdiction over the FCC.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.