Rachael Bender is Acting Legal Advisor for Chairman Ajit Pai at the Federal Communications Commission. She focuses on wireless, international and engineering issues for the Chairman’s office. Ms. Bender previously served in the Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, where she worked on broadband infrastructure deployment and competition issues. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Bender was Senior Policy Director of wireless trade association Mobile Future, where she concentrated on spectrum policy and wireless competition issues. She also previously held clerkship and internship positions at CTIA, Comcast and the Telecommunications Industry Association.
Ms. Bender graduated from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law with a certificate from its Institute for Communications Law Studies and from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned her B.A. in Government and Politics.