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, Internet communications, and communications industry transactions.
Prior to joining HWG, Ms. Veach served as Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau, where she led efforts to modify and implement universal service policy for the broadband era, redefine broadband to reflect modern technology and usage, and prepare and implement dozens of other orders. During her more than 14 year tenure at the FCC, Ms. Veach held numerous positions that provided her with extensive experience across the industry. In addition to serving as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, she served as Deputy General Counsel, providing legal advice across the agency on wireline, wireless, consumer, 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.
Communications Regulation and Compliance. Ms. Veach advises wireline, wireless, VRS, and VoIP providers with respect to a wide range of regulatory issues, from universal service and intercarrier compensation to pole attachments, broadband reporting requirements, numbering, porting, and privacy. Her extensive prior work at the FCC positions her to help clients understand applicable requirements and develop compliance strategies. She also advocates these issues at the FCC on behalf of her clients in the context of rulemakings, transactions, and other proceedings.
Universal Service. Ms. Veach has an extensive knowledge of the FCC’s universal service programs, including the Connect America Fund, the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program, Lifeline, and the Rural Healthcare Program, as well as the contributions requirements. She routinely advises clients on compliance and advocates at the FCC on their behalf.
Mergers and Transactions. Ms. Veach guides clients through the transaction review process at the FCC, filing applications and persuasively advocating timely FCC approval.
Ms. Veach has testified before Congress and spoken at many industry conventions and meetings. She currently serves as co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Wireline Practice Committee.
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.
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