Gottlieb to Atlantic Media Company, Kaplan to become chief counsel

Kaplan also ran and owned a sports communications agency in New York, representing professional athletes and sports leagues in communications strategy and contract negotiations. 

"Rick brings a wealth of experience and achievement to the commission -- as an attorney, public servant, and successful entrepreneur," Genachowski said in a statement.  "He has a keen intellect, great judgment, deep insight into the challenges and opportunities of the modern communications landscape, and the ability to build consensus among a wide variety of stakeholders.  I am delighted that he has agreed to join my senior leadership team."