Ruth Milkman is Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, a position she held from August 2009 to June 2011, returning in June 2012. Between June 2011 and June 2012, Ms. Milkman was Special Counsel to the Chairman for Innovation in Government, and also served as co-lead of the Incentive Auction Task Force from February 2012 to June 2012. Between 1999 and 2009, Ms. Milkman was a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney, LLC, where she practiced telecommunications law. Between 1986 and 1998, Ms. Milkman served at the FCC in a variety of positions, including Deputy Chief of the International and Common Carrier Bureaus, and Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Reed Hundt, with responsibility for wireless issues and spectrum policy. Ms. Milkman has a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. She served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.