D. Jeffrey Hirschberg of Bethesda, Md., president of Hirschberg, PC and a consultant to Coudert Brothers (global legal affairs), has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting.
“Jeff Hirschberg brings to the board his vast experience in business, law and politics along with a dedication to democracy and human rights,” said Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the BBG’s chairman.
Hirschberg retired from Ernst & Young in 1999 as vice chairman/governmental affairs. Previously, he worked as a private attorney in Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, Wis. From 1972-1980, Hirschberg worked for the U.S. Justice Department as a special attorney and deputy chief of the criminal division’s special litigation section. Among other cases, he was responsible for investigations and prosecutions under the pre-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also prosecuted civil and criminal matters as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Milwaukee.
Currently, Hirschberg serves as a director of the U.S.-Russian Investment Fund in New York, the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the Israel Policy Forum. He is a former director of The Center for Democracy, a bipartisan, non-governmental organization.
Hirschberg has been active in domestic politics as a managing trustee of the Democratic National Committee and a member of the board of advisors of the Democratic Leadership Council. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Hirschberg holds a law degree from Marquette University Law School. He is originally from Oshkosh, Wis.
Hirschberg fills a vacancy on the BBG that was held by Marc Nathanson of Los Angeles, Calif., from 1992 to 2002.
The BBG is an independent federal agency which supervises all U.S. government-supported non-military international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio and TV Mart