Mary L. Brown joined Cisco in 2004 and serves as director of technology and spectrum policy in Washington, D.C.. Among the issues she follows are homeland security, wireless, and lawful intercept. During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house counsel for the pre-bankruptcy MCI, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy, as well as wireless issues. She holds a J.D. with honors from the Syracuse College of Law, and a Master of Science in telecommunications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.