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Anna Gomez Is Keynote Speaker at FCC’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 29, 2016

Washington, DCAnna M. Gomez, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Hispanic Heritage Month Observance on Friday, September 30, in Washington, DC.

Each year, Americans observe and honor National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. The celebration was expanded to 30 days in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

“Since our founding, our Nation has drawn strength from the diversity of our people,” President Barack Obama said in a Presidential Proclamation on September 15. “With faith and passion, a sturdy work ethic and profound devotion to family, Hispanics have helped carry forward our legacy as a vibrant beacon of opportunity for all.”

Ms. Gomez—former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce—advises clients on regulatory, policy, and transactional matters related to domestic and international telecommunications. She also chairs Wiley Rein’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, comprised of attorneys from many practice areas at the firm.