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J.D., cum laude, Washington University School of Law

B.A., Emory University

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Associate Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

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District of Columbia Bar

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Katy offers counsel to clients on a variety of telecommunications regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters.

Representative Experience

  • Assists clients with a variety of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) wireless and satellite licensing issues in a rapidly changing regulatory environment, frequently preparing comments, replies, 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.
  • Assists with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements regarding communications transactions.
  • 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.
  • Provides advice on U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) legal, regulatory, and public policy issues, including analysis of FCC, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and state law considerations.
  • Maintains an active pro bono practice. Katy has represented indigent individuals in a landlord/tenant matter and in multiple Social Security benefits appeals.

Professional Experience

  • 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)

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