Wireline Competition Bureau Chief Dorothy Attwood is leaving the FCC this summer, and Chairman Michael Powell intends to name Washington attorney William Maher to assume the bureau chief duties. Maher is a partner in the telecommunications law firm Halprin, Temple, Goodman & Maher. Attwood was appointed chief of the Common Carrier Bureau, the predecessor to the Wireline Competition Bureau, in July 2000. Prior to becoming chief of the bureau, Ms. Attwood had been senior legal advisor to then-Chairman William Kennard and Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau’s Enforcement Division. Ms. Attwood joined the FCC in 1996.