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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


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.

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, 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.

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)


  • Named one of DC's "Rising Stars" for Communications by Super Lawyers magazine (2017)

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