David Gossett '97 Named FCC's Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation

From the FCC website:

The Office of General Counsel today named David M. Gossett as Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. Mr. Gossett will have day-to-day responsibility for directing the FCC’s advocacy in the nation’s courts. 

“We are very fortunate to have David join our team of talented appellate and district-court advocates, said  FCC Acting General Counsel Jonathan Sallet. “As a tested appellate lawyer, with experience in both government and the private sector, David will add skill and legal scholarship to our litigation team that  will advance the interests of the Commission.”

Mr. Gossett joins the FCC from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he was Assistant General Counsel for Litigation. Prior to that, he was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, and was a visiting professor at the Riga, Latvia Graduate School of Law in the fall semesters of 1999 and 2000. He served as an Honors Program attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Frauds Group, and clerked for the Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

His extensive volunteer work includes co-founding a non-profit called The Green Bag, which is dedicated to publishing short, well-written works of legal scholarship – and also helped design bobble-head dolls of  the Supreme Court Justices. He received his law degree with High Honors, Order of the Coif, from the  University of Chicago Law School. He earned a B.A in psychology from Reed College and an M.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.