Kathleen A. Kirby

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Kathleen A. Kirby is a lawyer with the Washington D.C.-based law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding. Her biographical note states that she has been the "First Amendment Counsel" for the Radio-Television News Directors Association from 1994 to the present. [1]

"Kirby represents broadcast clients, including major radio and television group owners, on regulatory and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission. She has particular expertise in newsgathering, content regulation and First Amendment issues," her biographical note states. [2]

Part of her brief is to advise clients on "media transactions, including compliance with Federal Communications Commission ownership and attribution rules", "rulemaking and legislative initiatives impacting the mass media" and "drafts FCC comments and Congressional testimony." [3]

Hio biographical note also states that between 1978 and 1988 she was a "radio-broadcaster with extensive experience in news, operations, sales and marketing." [4]

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