Kathryn Sobotta

Associate

Washington, D.C.

(202) 463-2528

(202) 861-1905

Recent Publication:

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month: OFAC and FinCEN Issue New Advisories on Ransomware Payments [Alert]

Don Kassilke and Katie Sobotta discuss the two new advisories from OFAC and FinCEN on ransomware attacks.

Katie joined Cozen O’Connor as an associate after working as a law clerk for the firm’s Transportation and Trade group. She focuses her practice on Transportation and Trade and Aviation Regulatory work.

Katie brings to the table valuable insight gained from prior service as both a legislative affairs extern and a law clerk for the Wounded Warrior Project, and from service as a congressional relations intern for the General Accountability Office. Her approach to legal practice is also influenced by the business-mindedness she gained while working for three years for General Electric, where she held a supervisory role, completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and ran projects that saved the business tens of millions of dollars.

Before attending law school, Katie served in the U.S. Army for more than five years, attaining the rank of Captain. Her service included combat deployments to Eastern Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division in 2013 and to Northern Iraq in 2010 with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. She also led soldiers on a two-month consequence management mission in Japan following the 2011 earthquake.

Katie speaks conversational Spanish and has elementary proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.

Publications

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month: OFAC and FinCEN Issue New Advisories on Ransomware Payments [Alert]

October 08, 2020

Don Kassilke and Katie Sobotta discuss the two new advisories from OFAC and FinCEN on ransomware attacks.

CFIUS Finalizes New Mandatory Filing Rule for Critical Technologies [Alert]

September 18, 2020

Bob Magovern and Katie Sobotta discuss the U.S. Department of the Treasury's final rule that alters and expands the scope of foreign investments involving critical technologies that are subject to mandatory review by CFIUS.

Congress Takes First Step Toward FMC Advisory Committee [Alert]

May 26, 2020

Wayne Rohde discusses the Federal Maritime Commission National Shipper Advisory Committee Act of 2019 and the establishment of an advisory committee to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for policy matters relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.

OFAC Publishes Fact Sheet on Humanitarian Assistance to Sanctioned Countries [Alert]

April 20, 2020

Don Kassilke, Wayne Rohde, and Kathryn Sobotta discuss OFAC's recently release Fact Sheet detailing regulatory requirements relevant to export humanitarian goods to sanctioned countries such as Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Ukraine, and Russia.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2020
  • United States Military Academy, B.S., 2009
  • District of Columbia