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Kate McAuliffe

Washington, D.C.

Kate McAuliffe

Kate McAuliffe has over 15 years of experience working in the House of Representatives leadership, and lobbying Capitol Hill and the Administration, on behalf of corporations, nonprofits, associations, and coalitions. She has a long record of negotiating public policy solutions for clients in healthcare, education, food and agriculture, oversight, investigations, the federal budget, and other areas.

Kate has successfully helped clients secure federal funding, favorable funding, and reimbursement determinations before Congress and the Administration. She counsels clients on the development and implementation of strategies to impact legislation, and complex regulatory policy. Kate appears at conferences and industry meetings, providing insight on the legislative and regulatory outlook for a public policy topics, including the federal budget process.

Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), Kate was an associate with the Washington office of a leading law firm. She served as associate counsel to U.S House of Representatives Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt where she handled policy and legislation in a number of areas.

As associate counsel, Kate worked tirelessly with members of the Democratic Caucus coordinating with committee and leadership staff to advance complex policy initiatives. She has a thorough understanding of House and Senate procedure, and the current political dynamics necessary to navigate the many complex legislative and regulatory issues facing her clients.

Kate's practice also entails a substantial commitment to pro bono representation work with local and national organizations on federal funding, criminal justice, and women's issues.

Representative experience

Represents medical device and pharmaceutical companies, securing favorable reimbursement decisions before Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Represents leading food manufacturer before Congress and the Administration on food safety, labeling, and trade.

Represents nonprofits, corporations, and coalitions in successfully advocating for federal funding through annual budget and appropriations processes.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Saint Louis University, 1992

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri

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