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Nossaman LLP

Kate A. Belinski

Partner

T 202.887.1473
F 202.466.3215
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

Kate Belinski is a member of Nossaman's Public Policy Practice Group.  Ms. Belinski focuses on advising corporations, trade associations, other non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, political committees (including "Super PACs"), candidates and officeholders on wide range of issues related to campaign finance, government ethics, and administrative law.

Ms. Belinski has counseled clients on the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Administrative Procedure Act; Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations; the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and state and federal pay-to-play laws.  She has represented clients in investigations conducted by US Senate and House committees, the Department of Justice, federal agencies and state attorneys general on a variety of matters. 

Ms. Belinski also provides general counsel to a number of non-profit organizations and government agencies. She counsels numerous Members of Congress and their staff on their legal and financial disclosure obligations under the Ethics in Government Act and represents them before the House and Senate Ethics Committees.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Belinski served as senior counsel to the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Cynthia Bauerly.  Her experience at the FEC included advising on issues related to campaign finance, government ethics, administrative law, and constitutional law.  While helping manage day-to-day operations of the agency such as budgeting and personnel, she was primarily responsible for drafting and negotiating regulations, advisory opinions, factual and legal analyses, policy statements, and agency procedures.  During Ms. Belinski's tenure at the FEC, the agency grappled with significant changes to the campaign finance landscape as a result of several recent court decisions, including Citizens United v Federal Election Commission.  Ms. Belinski provided guidance on the impact of, and the agency's response to, these evolving changes in the law. 

Awards & Honors

2015 Top Lawyer Logo

Chosen for individual recognition for Government: Political Law - Nationwide by Chambers USA in 2017.

Named a "D.C. Rising Star" for 2017 by the National Law Journal.

Named a “Top Lawyer,” for Campaign and Election law by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015 and 2017.

Named a Super Lawyers Washington DC "Rising Star" in the area of Legislative & Governmental Affairs by Washington Lawyer magazine, 2014-2016.

Kate A. Belinski
Kate A. Belinski

Practices

Education

J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2006, cum laude

B.A., American University, 2001, School of International Service, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

District of Columbia

Virginia

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place

Advisory Committee member, St. Paul's Men's Shelter

Church Council Member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church

General Counsel (pro bono), Women in Government Relations

Board Member, Council for Court Excellence

Mentor, George Mason University School of Law Alumni Mentorship Program

Awards & Honors

2015 Top Lawyer Logo

Chosen for individual recognition for Government: Political Law - Nationwide by Chambers USA in 2017.

Named a "D.C. Rising Star" for 2017 by the National Law Journal.

Named a “Top Lawyer,” for Campaign and Election law by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015 and 2017.

Named a Super Lawyers Washington DC "Rising Star" in the area of Legislative & Governmental Affairs by Washington Lawyer magazine, 2014-2016.

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