J.D., cum laude, Washington University School of Law
B.A., Emory University
Associate Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt
Katy offers counsel to clients on a variety of telecommunications regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. A certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, Katy uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.
- Assists clients with a variety of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) wireless and satellite licensing issues in a rapidly changing regulatory environment, frequently preparing comments, reply comments, oppositions, and other legal pleadings.
- Counsels clients on the legal, policy, and procedural aspects associated with securing FCC approval for both complex mergers and acquisitions as well as smaller telecommunications transactions. Manages the preparation and filing of FCC applications and advocacy pleadings in connection with wireless license transfers.
- Provides advice on U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) legal, regulatory, and public policy issues, including analysis of FCC and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and state and local considerations.
- Assists with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements regarding communications transactions.
- Advises established and emerging space ventures on satellite, earth station, and international telecommunications matters. Assists satellite clients with satellite applications, milestone compliance, and regulatory reporting requirements.
- Provides advice on FCC regulation of private and commercial mobile radio services and products.
- Advocates for communications clients' policy objectives.
- Counsels communications clients on compliance with the federal and state regulatory obligations.
- Has experience advising clients about broadband funding programs established by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Assists clients with obtaining funding under these programs and counsels clients on compliance issues.
- Maintains an active pro bono practice. Katy has represented indigent individuals in a landlord/tenant matter and in multiple Social Security benefits appeals.
- Intern, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (2008)
- Legal Intern, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (2007)
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
- Named one of DC's "Rising Stars" for Communications by Super Lawyers magazine (2017)
News & Insights
- April 24, 2017 | Alert
- March 23, 2017 | Article
- November 4, 2016 | Alert
- October 21, 2016 | Alert
- September 7, 2016 | ArticleChanges to the FCC’s Bond Requirements Ease Burdens on Satellite LicenseesSatelliteFinanceJennifer D. Hindin, Katy M. Ross
- September 2, 2016 | Alert
- August 30, 2016 | ArticleWileyConnectKaty M. Ross
- August 11, 2016 | ArticleUAS Vision
- August 1, 2016 | Alert
- July 18, 2016 | Alert
- July 14, 2016 | Alert
- June 22, 2016 | Alert
- May 11, 2016 | ArticleLaw360
- May 4, 2016 | Alert
- April 15, 2016 | Press Release
- April 6, 2016 | Alert
- March 30, 2016 | Alert
- March 17, 2016 | ArticleUAS Vision
- March 14, 2016 | Alert
- December 18, 2015 | Alert
- December 14, 2015 | Alert
- November 20, 2015 | AlertFAA Announces Next Steps for UAS Registration: Receipt of Task Force Recommendations, Issuance of Interim Final Rule, and Opportunity for Public Comment
- November 9, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV | Speaking Engagement2015 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Issues and Integration ConferenceKaty M. Ross, Panelist
- October 21, 2015 | Alert
- October 6, 2015 | Alert
- August 11, 2015 | AlertKaty M. Ross
- July 14, 2015 | Alert
- May 8, 2015 | Cambridge, MD | Speaking EngagementConsequences of Net Neutrality: Perspectives from Across the Industry2015 FCBA Annual SeminarKaty M. Ross, Co-Moderator, Brett A. Shumate, Panelist
- May 6, 2015 | Atlanta, GA | Speaking EngagementAUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2015Anna M. Gomez, Speaker, Katy M. Ross, Speaker
- April 14, 2015 | Alert
- April 2, 2015 | Austin, TX | Speaking Engagement2015 National Hurricane ConferenceKaty M. Ross, Speaker
- March 27, 2015 | Article
- March 24, 2015 | Article
- February 2015 | Newsletter
- February 18, 2015 | AlertSummary of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- January 7, 2015 | Alert
- December 9, 2014 | ArticleUnmanned Aerial Online
- December 3, 2014 | AlertSen. Feinstein Plans to Introduce Legislation to “Codify and Expand the Moratorium on Private Drone Use”Katy M. Ross
- September 25, 2014 | Alert
- August 25, 2014 | Alert
- July 2, 2014 | Media MentionLaw360
- June 25, 2014 | Alert
- May 2014 | Newsletter
- April 1, 2014 | Alert
- March 11, 2014 | ArticleLaw360
- February 20, 2014 | ArticleLaw360
- September 24, 2013 | Alert
- August 15, 2013 | Alert
- February 6, 2012 | Press Release
- May 18, 2011 | Press Release