Sherrese Smith Joins D.C. Law Firm

Former Genachowski Top Counselor to be Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Sherrese Smith, former chief counsel to former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has joined the D.C. office of law firm Paul Hastings LLP as a partner in the firm's telecom and media practice, including help boost their growing data privacy and security business.

Smith, the last of Genachowski's original team of legal advisors to exit, left in March after having served as chief counsel and senior legal adviser to the chairman.

Before joining the FCC in June 2009, Smith had been VP and general counsel at Washington Post Digital and before that was a member of Arnold and Porter's Intellectual Property Group.

Among the firm's recent telecom and media clients were MetroPCS in its merger with T-Mobile and LIN Media's acquisition of 13 TV stations from New Vision.