Katy J. Milner

Katy J. Milner

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 6432

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Katy Milner provides legal and strategic advice to a broad cross-section of telecommunications and technology industry clients on a variety of regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters, representing clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, the Executive Branch, and other federal agencies.

Katy’s extensive background in telecommunications regulatory work has enabled her to provide clients with valued counsel and practical guidance on matters related to spectrum acquisition and utilization, wireless services regulation, data privacy and cybersecurity, and enforcement, as well as help companies to navigate the rapidly changing broadband and Internet policy landscape. 

Katy also has significant experience advising established and emerging space ventures on complex satellite, earth station, and international telecommunications matters, as well as assisting satellite clients with applications, milestone compliance, and regulatory reporting requirements. She advises clients on uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) matters, particularly on FCC-related activity.

Katy is a certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, and uses the LLSI process and project management approach to deliver increased value to clients. She also maintains an active pro bono practice. 

Education and admissions


J.D., Washington University School of Law, cum laude, 2009

B.A., Emory University, 2005


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Federal Communications Bar Associations

Member, Law360's Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board, 2018

Associate Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Representative experience

Assisted major global companies with telecommunications regulatory strategy and policy initiatives.*      

Represented clients on navigating wireless and satellite policy and rulemaking proceedings in a fast-paced regulatory environment, frequently preparing comments and other legal pleadings.*

Assisted global companies with all aspects of securing FCC approval for both complex mergers and acquisitions as well as smaller telecommunications transactions.*

Advised UAS industry clients regarding legal, regulatory, and public policy issues, including analysis of FCC and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and state and local considerations.*

Represented clients on emerging regulation applicable to broadband connected devices and the Internet of Things.*

Assisted a range of clients in data privacy/cybersecurity issues, particularly concerning supply chain integrity and security updates and patching.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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