Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
Adam Candeub is Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. He joined NTIA as Deputy Assistant Secretary in April 2020. Prior to his NTIA appointment, he was professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law, joining the faculty in 2004, and he also served as director of its Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Law Program.
His earlier government service includes work at the Federal Communications Commission in its Media Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau, Competitive Pricing Division. He was an associate at Jones, Day, Reavis, and Pogue. He holds a J.D. magna cum laude from Penn Law and B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University. Immediately following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Professor Candeub was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010-11 to teach and research internet law at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He is widely published in the areas of communications regulation and antitrust.