Katy Spicer has over two decades of leadership experience, including leading US Marines across three combat tours and later as a Marine commander. Over the years, Katy has built an affinity for doing hard things alongside remarkable teammates. She leverages her leadership and team building talents to solve clients’ complex legal matters with a particular focus on consumer protection litigation, enforcement, and cybersecurity incident response investigations.
In 2016, Katy first joined the firm as a litigation associate after nearly 14 years on active duty as a Marine officer. Her practice focused on complex civil litigation, government enforcement actions, and cybersecurity incident response investigations. This experience included a seven-week jury trial in the Southern District of Ohio.
In 2020, Katy joined a global, multibillion-dollar e-commerce company where she served as its global data protection officer and associate general counsel. She oversaw the company’s litigation and expanded her practice to include commercial transactions, advertising and marketing compliance and regulatory enforcement advice. She also received her Direct Selling Compliance Professional certification and became an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Certified Information Privacy Manager.
In 2023, Katy returned to the firm as a partner to further build her consumer protection litigation, enforcement, and cybersecurity incident response practice to serve global companies doing hard things every day.
During her military service, Katy gained valuable experience as a supply officer, logistics officer, commander and leader, and lawyer. She deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Katy’s final active-duty military assignment was as the senior Marine prosecutor for the National Capital Region. In this billet, she served as first chair in several felony trials. Katy is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Reserves, and she recently completed a command tour where she led over 500 Marines and sailors located across three states.