Kathryn (Katy) Robinette

Massey & Gail LLP
The Wharf
1000 Maine Ave. SW
Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20024
Office: 202.652.4511
Direct: 202.539.1583


Kathryn Robinette

Katy previously worked as an attorney in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as lead attorney for a docket of over seventy cases. She is a former law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a 2014 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and a former doctoral student in political science at UCLA.


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Doctoral Student in Political Science , 2009-2011
  • Vassar College, B.A., with Honors in Philosophy, 2006


  • Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Awards, Honors, and Publications

  • UC Berkeley Herma Hill Kay Fellow
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Legal Research
  • “Obama and Africa: Matching Expectations with Reality,” (with Princeton N. Lyman) Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2009