Kara R. Graves

Office Washington DC

Kara provides policy and strategic counsel on myriad communications issues, focusing largely on spectrum, infrastructure siting, and other areas of interest to the wireless industry. She has been at the forefront of the nation’s transition from 4G to 5G connectivity, leading advocacy as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at CTIA on some of the most successful wireless spectrum auctions in FCC history. Her practice focuses primarily on representing wireless service providers, manufacturers, and other communications companies before the Federal Communications Commission, NTIA, and other federal agencies, as well as before the Executive and Legislative branches of federal government.

Kara began her legal career as a Communications Associate in the DC office of an international firm. Her legal career was preceded by her work as an online, print, and radio journalist, where she got to appreciate and experience the other half of the communications landscape. She is a proud wife and mother of two with a penchant for traveling, baking, and running.

  • Member, Federal Communication Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
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  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia



J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law

B.A., Journalism and Political Science, summa cum laude, The Ohio State University