Co-chair, Technology, Communications, Privacy & Security Practice; Chair, Communications Practice
Broadband ISPs, wireless providers, and cable operators rely on K.C. Halm for experienced counsel on a wide range of broadband policy and competition matters involving wireless licensing and spectrum acquisition, privacy and special access (business data services) regulations, and state attorney general and PSC investigations. K.C. also advises the firm’s emerging technology clients on issues arising in the use of AI and machine learning applications under existing and emerging legal frameworks. Clients operating in the industrial IoT sectors rely upon K.C. for strategic and transactional counsel in acquiring spectrum licenses and leases to support such applications. In addition, K.C. litigates network access, interconnection, and competition issues for clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.
In addition, K.C. advises clients on privacy and data/network security issues under federal and state law, with a recent focus on issues arising under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), the telephone and cable privacy sections of the Telecommunications Act (CPNI), and mobile privacy and location-based services.
Proud to represent America’s veterans, K.C. provides pro bono counsel to vets on disability and related claims before the Veterans Administration and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Spectrum acquisition and licensing
Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1999, cum laude
- American University Administrative Law Review, Articles Editor
- Recipient, 1999 Award for Outstanding Admin. Law Review Article
- "Bechtel v. FCC: The Beginning of the End of the FCC’s Comparative Hearing Process," 50 Admin. Law Review 491
B.A., Political Science, History, Ithaca College, 1989
- Varsity Football
Memberships & Affiliations
- Federal Communications Bar Association
- JJ's Tournament, Inc. – Nonprofit organization in support of funding for autism research
- Lawyers Serving Warriors – Pro bono assistance to veterans
- Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Communications Law by Best Lawyers, 2021-present
- Named to "Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll" by the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court, 2017-2018 (High Honors)
- Cole, Raywid & Braverman LLP, Associate, Washington, D.C., 1999-2006
- KPMG Peat Marwick, Senior Consultant, 1995-1996
- Hooper Hooper Owen & Gould, Legislative Assistant,1991-1995
- U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas), Clerk, 1989-1991