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CUA Law Alumna to Receive First Amendment Award


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Catholic University law school alumna Kathleen Kirby, 1991, will receive the 2015 First Amendment Leadership Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation, the educational arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The Leadership Award is one of a handful of First Amendment Awards given annually to a select group of journalists and leaders in the broadcast community, honoring their support and advancement of freedom of the press.
Kirby, who is partner and co-chair of the media practice at Wiley Rein LLP, will accept the recognition on March 11, 2015.
Kirby represents media clients, including major radio and television group owners and programming networks, on a host of business and transactional issues as well as regulatory matters before the FCC. She has additional expertise in newsgathering, content regulation, and First Amendment issues.
Regularly rated by Chambers USA as one of Washington, DC’s “Leading Lawyers” in her field, Kirby is commended for “her work on First Amendment and FCC matters” and her “responsiveness and proactive approach” (2013). She is praised for being “highly intelligent, knowledgeable, and articulate,” (2014) and is acknowledged for her “superior subject expertise, commitment to her clients, and great connections within the industry” (2010).
Said Kirby, “I’m receiving a very nice honor – I owe much to the Communications Law Institute!”