Katherine (Katy) Spicer is a combat-tested leader, a courtroom-tested litigator, and an advocate who works tirelessly to find the best solutions for her clients’ complex legal issues.
Katy brings 16 years of US Marine Corps officer experience to her civilian legal practice. In doing so, she provides a unique perspective to legal questions where she grounds solutions both in law and leadership principles. Katy represents companies and executives in high-stakes litigation and government investigations across a wide range of industries, including environmental, government contracting, global construction, and professional sports.
Katy is not only an advocate for her clients, but also her colleagues. She leads two firm initiatives: the Veteran Resource Group and the Washington DC Women’s Enterprise.
The Veteran Resource Group leverages the unique network of the firm’s veterans both internal to the firm and external to the veteran community. The firm is proud to partner with the Veterans’ Legal Consortium, where firm lawyers and staff dedicate countless pro bono hours in support of US veterans.
As a champion of diversity and the leader of the Washington DC Women’s Enterprise, Katy designs professional development programs that bring to life the firm’s diverse population and empower women to own their futures. Having experienced a rewarding Marine Corps career where Katy was often one of only a few female Marines in a unit, Katy encourages other women to embrace and leverage their unique talents. Katy has marked the 2019 Women’s Enterprise initiatives to empower women to (i) think like a leader, (ii) build and sell their brand, and (iii) embrace each other’s excellence.
Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Katy served 14 years on active duty in the Marine Corps. During her active duty career, 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 military legal assignment on active duty was as the senior Marine prosecutor for the National Capital Region. Katy is a major in the Marine Corps Reserves and is the reserve staff judge advocate for Marine Corps Base Quantico.