Party affiliation: Republican
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.
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.