Kara Graves Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner in DC Office

WASHINGTON DC – Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce Kara Graves has joined the firm as a Partner in the Washington, DC, office. She joins WBK with deep experience in wireless issues, serving as an industry leader in spectrum policy, infrastructure, and accessibility.

Prior to joining WBK, Kara served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at CTIA. She regularly advocated on behalf of the association before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies as well as executive and legislative branch offices on a variety of issues of interest to the wireless industry. Her impressive work on behalf of the industry put her at the forefront of the nation’s transition from 4G to 5G connectivity, including leading advocacy on some of the most successful wireless spectrum auctions in FCC history and on critical regulatory and legislative modifications that have served to expedite wireless infrastructure deployment.

Before joining CTIA, Kara was an Associate in the Communications Section of an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. Her legal career was preceded by her work as an online, print, and radio journalist.

“Kara is an extraordinary leader, advocate and subject matter expert,” said Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “She brings deep experience in spectrum policy, infrastructure, and accessibility issues to our team to enhance our capabilities to drive client success. And as a longtime client and friend of the Firm, Kara fully appreciates and personifies what it means to be ‘not just another’ advocate at ‘not just another law firm.’”

“WBK is a proven leader in supporting clients who are ushering in the next generation of wireless connectivity, and I’m excited to add my experience to the already deep bench the firm has in this space,” said Kara Graves. “I’m looking forward to assisting clients in navigating the thriving and evolving wireless landscape, and doing so alongside colleagues whose expertise is second only to their reputation for collegiality across the communications bar.”

Kara holds a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University and received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Additional information about Kara can be found here.