Mitch Ahlbaum

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Introduction Mitchel Ahlbaum has served as General Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Franchise Administration and Planning for New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) since October, 2006. In his capacity as deputy commissioner, he oversees all cable television, public pay telephone, open video, mobile and high capacity telecommunication franchises. As general counsel, he has overall responsibility for agency legal matters affecting and agency contracting. From May 2005 to October 2006, Mitchel served as DoITT’s Deputy Commissioner for Telecommunications Services, with oversight responsibility for the Network Services and the Wireless Technologies snits. From June 2001 to May 2005, he served as DoITT’s Senior Counsel for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining DoITT, Mitchel served as Assistant Budget Director at the New York City Office of Management and Budget; as Senior Director of Government Affairs at the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce; and in private practice.