Julie Veach is Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. Before becoming Chief in July 2012, Ms. Veach served as Deputy General Counsel for the Commission, focusing on administrative and general law issues. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel in 2009, she served as Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, where she led many of the Bureau's efforts involving broadband, competition, and data gathering and analysis. Ms. Veach held a variety of other positions in the Wireline Competition Bureau. Before joining the FCC in 2001, Ms. Veach was an associate with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and she clerked for the Hon. Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She received her B.A. from Purdue University and graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.