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Charles Morton Firestone, American lawyer, educator. Recipient certified of commendation Mayor of Los Angeles, 1986, resolution commendation award City Council Los Angeles, 1986; Luther Ely Smith scholar and Andrew Laurie scholar Amherst College, 1965-1966; Glocom fellow Japanese Institute Global Communications, since 2001.


Firestone, Charles Morton was born on October 16, 1944 in St. Louis. Son of Victor and Betty (Solomon) Firestone.


Bachelor, Amherst College, 1966. Juris Doctor, Duke University, 1969.


Bar: District of Columbia 1969, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1970, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1972, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1973, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, United States.Ct. Appeals (3d circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977, California 1983. Litigation attorney Federal Communication Commission, Washington, 1969-1973.

Director litigation Citizens Communications Center, Washington, 1973-1977. Adjunct Professor law, director communications law program, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977-1986. Counsel firm Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, Los Angeles, 1983-1990.

Visiting lecturer University of California at Los Angeles School Law, 1986-1990. Executive director communications and society program Aspen Institute, 1989^. Interim executive vice president policy programs, 1997-1998, executive vice president policy programs and international activities, 1998^.

Faculty adviser Federal Communications Law Journal, Los Angeles, 1977-1986. Counsel statewide television debates League of Women Voters California, 1978-1990, counsel California media Dukakis/Bentsen Committee;co-chairman advising committee League of Women Voters California Speak Out 1988, Election Project. President Board Telecommunications Commissioners, City of Los Angeles, 1984-1986.

Member of national advisory board Privacy and American Business, 1993^. Commissioner Commission Radio & television Policy, 1996.


Board directors Corporation for Disabilities and Telecommunications, Los Angeles, 1980-1982. Board directors KCRW Foundation, Santa Monica, California, 1982-1990, vice chairman, 1987-1990. Trustee Center for Law in Public Interest, 1988-1989.

Member advisory committee campaign Mondale for President, Los Angeles, 1984. Member advisory committee Center for Governmental Studies, 2003-2005. Campaign Legal Center, 2004-2007.

Member advisory board Anwarul Quadir Foundation, since 2006, member advisory board Electronic Privacy Information Center since 2007, board directors, since 2009. Member American Bar Association (chairman broadcast and spectrum use committee, section science and technical 1981-1983, chairman electronic campaigning committee 1984-1986), Federal Communications Bar Association, Society Satellite Professionals (secretary board directors So California chapter 1984-1987), Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club (chairman membership committee 2006-2008, board director 2008-2011).


Married Pattie Winston Porter, April 19, 1975. Children: Laurel, Asa.