Julie A. Veach



Julie Veach is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. Her practice focuses on telecommunications regulation, universal service, and Internet communications.

Until recently, Ms. Veach served as Chief of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. During her tenure as Chief, the FCC adopted Open Internet rules, addressed the classification of Internet access, distributed millions to bring broadband to rural areas through the Connect America Fund, reformed the E-rate program and continued reforms of the Lifeline program, redefined broadband to reflect modern usage, pursued reforms of special access regulations, and began tailoring regulations to promote the IP transition while protecting consumers and competition.

During her more than 14 year tenure at the FCC, Ms. Veach held numerous positions that provided her with extensive experience within the industry. In addition to serving as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, she also served as Deputy General Counsel, where she provided legal advice across the agency, including on wireline, wireless, and public safety issues. She also served in a variety of positions in the Wireline Competition Bureau, building a deep understanding of broadband and VoIP issues. She has testified before Congress and spoken to numerous industry conventions and meetings.

Ms. Veach received her law degree magna cum laude from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was the Senior Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. She received her B.A. from Purdue University. Before moving to Washington D.C., she clerked for the Hon. Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before joining the FCC she began her career in private practice.



Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, J.D., magna cum laude

Purdue University, B.A.


Hon. Michael S. Kanne, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit



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