Kathleen A. Kirby

Co-Chair of Telecom, Media & Technology Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

Kathleen A. Kirby

Kathleen A. Kirby

Co-Chair of Telecom, Media & Technology Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

Biography

Kathy represents media clients, including major radio and television group owners and programming networks, on a host of business and transactional issues as well as regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She has additional expertise in newsgathering, content regulation, and First Amendment issues. Regularly rated by Chambers USA as one of Washington, DC’s “Leading Lawyers” in her field, Kathy is commended for “her work on First Amendment and FCC matters” and her “responsiveness and proactive approach” (2013). She is praised for being “highly intelligent, knowledgeable, and articulate,” (2014) and is acknowledged for her “superior subject expertise, commitment to her clients, and great connections within the industry” (2010). Kathy co-chairs the Telecom, Media & Technology Practice, and serves on the firm’s two governance committees, the Executive Committee and the Management Committee.

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Education
J.D.

The Columbus School of Law, also known as CUA Law, is the law school of The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. The law school was established in 1897. Its name comes from ties to The Knights of Columbus.

B.S.

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Memberships
Member, Communications Law Forum
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Executive Editor
Prior
Career History
Co-Chair of Telecom, Media & Technology Practice
Current

Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

First Amendment Counsel
1994 - Current

Radio Television Digital News Association is a non-profit organization for broadcast and digital journalism. It works to protect the rights of broadcast and digital journalists in the courts and legislatures. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

Co-Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee
2007 - 2011

The Media Law Resource Center is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
2001 - 2007

SUPPORTS AND DEFENDS STUDENT FREE PRESS RIGHTS AND PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND TRAINING.

Political Donations
$500
2020

Minority Leader from United States

$500
2020

Representative at Office of the Representative for New York's 21st District, Elise Stefanik

Awards & Honors
National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame
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