logo logo

Robert Malcolm MCDOWELL

Robert Malcolm McDowell, federal commissioner. Bar: Virginia 1990, United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia (1st, 4th, and 5th circuit), United States Supreme Court. Member governor's advisory board Safe and Drug-Free Virginia, Virginia Board Contractors; chairman board McLean Project for Arts; counsel Bush-Cheney Florida Recount Team, 2000.

Background

  • McDowell, Robert Malcolm was born on June 13, 1963. Son of Herbert K. and Martha Louise (Shea) McDowell.

  • Education

    • Duke University (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1985). Wythe School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1990). Order of Barristers. Chief Justice, Moot Court Board, 1989-1990.

      National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Regional Semifinalist, 1989. Language, Spanish.

    Career

    • Chief legislation aide Virginia House of Delegates, 1985—1987. With Arter & Hadden, Washington, 1990—1993. Executive vice president, general council American Carriers Telecommunications Association, 1995—1999.

      Senior vice president, assistant general counsel COMPTEL, 1999—2006. Commissioner Federal Communications Commission, since 2006. Member North American Numbering Council.

      Board directors North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1990, United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia (1st, 4th, and 5th circuit), United States Supreme Court.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member governor's advisory board Safe and Drug-Free Virginia, Virginia Board Contractors. Chairman board McLean Project for Arts. Counsel Bush-Cheney Florida Recount Team, 2000.

    Connections

    • Married Jennifer McDowell. 2 children.
    • father: Herbert K. McDowell
    • mother: Martha Louise (Shea) McDowell
    • spouse: Jennifer McDowell
    See on larger map
    Born June 13, 1963
    (age 53)
    Nationality
    • 1990
      Virginia (Not admitted in Ohio)
    • 1990
      Admitted to the bar