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Maureen McLaughlin

Iridium Communications Inc
Vice President, Public Policy
McLean, VA, USA


Maureen C. McLaughlin is a lawyer and policy expert with more 20 years of experience in industry and government positions, including extensive experience in both the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. Ms. McLaughlin’s policy expertise spans a wide range of fields, including technology, telecommunications, energy, tax, intellectual property, trade and spectrum-related issues, among others. As VP for Public Policy at Iridium, she leads the company’s public policy initiatives, including those related to interpretation and compliance with federal telecommunications statutes and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, and Congressional affairs. Prior to joining Iridium, Ms. McLaughlin held a number of senior level positions on Capitol Hill and in executive agencies, including Senior Counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee, Counsel to Senate Finance Committee and Congressional Relations Officer to the U.S. Trade Commission. Ms. McLaughlin also spent more than fifteen years at the Federal Communications Commission including as Chief of Staff of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy, Senior Counsel for Law and Policy in the Office of the General Counsel, and as an attorney in the International Bureau. Ms. McLaughlin’s work at the FCC dealt with diverse issues including homeland security, network interoperability, space policy, disaster recovery, spectrum policy, broadcast localism, and international negotiations. She has also been Senior Legal Advisor to the General Counsel to the Department of Energy, where she worked on legal and policy matters including Smart Grid, cybersecurity, and privacy issues. Ms. McLaughlin received her Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Miami.
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