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.

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    • Defending a global construction company in a multibillion-dollar contract dispute.
    • Defending multifaceted companies that have been served with a third party and/or government subpoena(s).
    • Representation of the New Doha International Airport on a variety of contract matters. This multibillion-dollar project is Qatar's largest transportation infrastructure project to date.
    • Representation of a major US chemical company in multidistrict litigation involving claims for personal injury related to alleged groundwater contamination.
    • Defending health care fraud and money laundering investigations and prosecution in federal court.
    • Pro bono representation of service members requesting discharge upgrades.
    • Pro bono representation of a service member that was wrongfully convicted.


    • Michigan State University, J.D., cum laude
    • The Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, LL.M., Criminal Law
    • Florida State University, B.S.


    • District of Columbia, 2010

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

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