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Kathryn Monroe

Director, Clark Hill Public Strategies

Kathryn partners with clients to identify priority issues and craft strategic state and federal advocacy plans. Kathryn monitors legislative and regulatory developments and their impact on client objectives, providing strategic advice, analysis, and targeted advocacy. She also assists clients in complying with evolving and complex regulatory requirements, responding to agency actions, and resolving disputes.

Kathryn has specific experience with education and labor issues, including regulatory compliance and legislative matters; public policy proposals and implementation; developing, drafting, and filing regulatory comments; preparing and delivering presentations to federal agencies; and collaborating with other stakeholders regarding proposals and policies.

Kathryn supports public and private institutions serving early childhood through postsecondary education. As a former teacher and school district administrator, Kathryn understands the practical and policy issues facing schools, colleges, and other organizations in the education sector. Her experience includes a wide range of education law matters, regulatory compliance, and policy development on issues such as Title IX, disability and other nondiscrimination, student conduct and safety, contracts, employment, and governance, among others.

Before joining Clark Hill, Kathryn worked in several governmental offices during law school at Georgetown. As a law clerk with U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in oversight and investigations, she gained an inside understanding of the legislative and investigatory processes. She assisted oversight counsel in drafting and revising oversight letters, op-eds, and white papers. Prior to her work with the Senate, Kathryn interned with a Commissioner at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she assisted in reviewing, researching, and making recommendations on documents presented to the Commissioner for approval, including policy guidance and litigation recommendations. Kathryn was also a legal intern in the Office of White House Counsel, working in a fast-paced political environment where she conducted nuanced research and analysis. As a legal intern in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Program Legal Group in Washington, D.C., she supported agency staff during the rulemaking process and gained firsthand experience in the development and implementation of federal agency regulations.

At the Texas Education Agency General Counsel’s Office, Kathryn gained experience in administrative and education law and observed the interaction across a state agency, board, and legislature. While attending Harvard as a graduate student, Kathryn served on a Policy Research Task Force for the Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education
J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
B.A., Dallas Baptist University