Al Shuldiner joined the FCC in January 2018 and serves as Chief of the Audio Division. In that role, he oversees the Commission’s licensing and regulation of AM, FM, FM Translator, FM Booster and Low Power FM stations. Before joining the Commission, Al was the General Counsel of iBiquity Digital Corporation, the inventor of the HD Radio system for digital AM and FM broadcasting. He managed iBiquity’s legal and regulatory work, including the licensing of the company’s intellectual property and the multiyear effort to obtain FCC approval of the HD Radio system. He also directed the company’s domestic and international standard setting activity. Prior to iBiquity, Al was in private practice representing radio and television broadcasters as well as satellite system proponents and other developers of emerging technologies.