Katz to become FCC legal adviser, Aiyar off to clean up BP mess

Zac Katz has been appointed legal adviser to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, the agency announced on Friday. The previous legal adviser, Priya Aiyar, is moving on to become deputy chief counsel to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling.

Katz previously served as deputy chief of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. He has been one of the FCC officials in the room as it negotiates with industry stakeholders on a possible net neutrality deal. Katz joined the FCC from the White House Counsel’s Office.