Kevin Jeffrey Martin
(born December 14, 1966) was the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
. He was nominated to be a commissioner by President George W. Bush
on April 30, 2001, and was confirmed on May 25, 2001. On March 16, 2005, President Bush designated him as FCC chairman, to replace Michael K. Powell
. President Bush renominated Martin to a new five year term on the Commission on April 25, 2006, and he was reconfirmed by the U.S. Senate
on November 17, 2006. In January 2009, Martin announced that he would step down from the FCC and join the Aspen Institute
, as a senior fellow in the think tank
's Communications and Society Program. He has since become a partner with the law firm Patton Boggs LLP.
Before becoming a commissioner, Martin was a Special Assistant to the President
for Economic Policy. He has also served as the Deputy General Counsel to Bush-Cheney 2000, on the Bush-Cheney recount
team in Florida
, and on the presidential transition
Before joining Bush-Cheney 2000, Martin served as legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, in the Office of the Independent Counsel
, and as an associate of Wiley Rein LLP
. One of Wiley Rein's most important clients is Verizon (, , ).
Upon graduation from law school, Martin served as a judicial clerk for Judge William M. Hoeveler
of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of......