Kevin J. Martin
Prior to forming Carmichael, Martin served for four years as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in Washington. Before serving as FCC Chairman, he served for four years as a FCC Commissioner.
Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney focused on media and telecommunications policy at both Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington and the FCC. He also presently serves as co-chair of the technology and communications practice at Patton Boggs in Washington. In addition to his extensive background in media, communications and technology, Martin previously served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the White House, a staff member on the National Economic Council and Deputy General Counsel on the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign in Austin. During Martin’s tenure as FCC Chairman, the FCC created a regulatory environment that encouraged infrastructure investment and broadband competition, leading to greater coverage and decreased prices for Americans. As FCC Chairman, Martin reviewed, approved and conditioned a number of transactions that transformed the media and communications industries. He has also served as the official U.S. government representative to the G-8’s Digital Opportunity Task Force, addressed numerous international conferences as a global leader on media, communications and technology policy, represented the U.S. in dozens of bilateral negotiations and served on the boards of several private companies in Carmichael’s targeted sectors.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was Student Body President, a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.