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Katharine Goodloe
Katharine Goodloe
Washington +1 202 662 5505 Download V-card

Katharine Goodloe is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She is a member of the Communications & Media, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Litigation practice groups.

Ms. Goodloe counsels communications and technology companies on a broad range of issues, including content liability, compliance with consumer privacy protection laws, data-collection and use practices, and automatic subscription renewal laws.  She also advises technology clients on national security and law enforcement-related compliance issues, including matters involving electronic surveillance and data privacy.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Goodloe worked as a newspaper reporter.

  • Advise companies on content liability, including issues relating to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • Advise journalists on newsgathering issues, including defamation and privacy matters.
  • Advise electronic communications service providers in connection with surveillance requests from law enforcement agencies.
  • Advise clients on issues relating to collection of customer information at the point of sale, including under California’s Song-Beverly Act and similar laws in other states.
  • Counsel clients on automatic subscription renewal issues for both online and offline services, including on federal and state laws and best practices.
  • Assist clients in drafting privacy policies and terms of use for their websites, mobile applications, and other services.
  • Successful representation of health care industry services provider in investigation by the Department of Justice.
  • Successful representation of major pharmaceutical company in contract-related litigation.

Pro Bono

  • Represent nonprofit organization seeking public access to court hearings in a federal proceeding.
  • Represent defendant in Maryland and District of Columbia in sentencing proceedings.

Previous Experience

  • The Wall Street Journal, Reporter (2006-2007)
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Reporter (2005-2006)
  • The Dallas Morning News, Reporter (2004-2005)