Julius Genachowski

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Julius Genachowski is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Chairman Genachowski has two decades of experience in the private sector and public service. Prior to his appointment, he spent more than 10 years working in the technology industry as an executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, where he served as Managing Director, and he was a Special Advisor at General Atlantic, a global private equity firm based in New York. In these capacities, he worked to start, accelerate, and invest in early- and mid-stage technology companies. From 1997-2005, he was a senior executive at IAC/InterActiveCorp, a Fortune 500 company, where his positions included Chief of Business Operations and General Counsel. Chairman Genachowski’s confirmation as FCC Chairman returned him to the agency where, from 1994 until 1997, he served as Chief Counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, and, before that, as Special Counsel to then-FCC General Counsel (later Chairman) William Kennard. Previously, he was a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice David Souter and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for Chief Judge Abner Mikva. Chairman Genachowski also worked in Congress for then-U.S. Representative (now Senator) Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and on the staff of the House select committee investigating the Iran-Contra Affair. He received a J.D, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was co-Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia College.



  • MBA, Harvard