Sherrese Smith is a partner in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT), Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things practices at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a highly regarded lawyer with significant private sector and high-level government experience in media, communications, Internet, and digital technology issues as well as privacy, security and data security issues.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, she served as Chief Counsel for Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Federal Communications Commission. In this position, she managed the overall policy agenda for the agency and developed the FCC’s positions and key messages for all media, telecommunications, and mobile policy issues and specialized in the areas of media, Internet, video, broadcast, cable, broadband, IP, mobile and wireless spectrum issues, telemarketing issues, and data privacy and security. Prior to joining the FCC in 2009, Ms. Smith was Vice President and General Counsel of Washington Post Digital.