Charles Ferris has been a member of the
law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo,
Washington, D.C. since 1981. His practice focuses primarily on communications
and federal relations law. From October 1977 to April 1981, Mr.
Ferris served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Before assuming the chairmanship of the FCC, Mr. Ferris worked
initially as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice,
and from 1964 to 1977 as general counsel to the U.S. Senate Democratic
Policy Committee and chief counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mike
Mansfield. He also served as general counsel to U.S. House of Representatives
Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., in 1977.
Mr. Ferris received his A.B. from Boston College (1954), and his
J.D. from Boston College Law School (1961), where he was a member
of the Boston College Law Review. He received an Honorary Doctorate
of Law from Boston College (1978).