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Augusta, ME 04332-5057
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Katherine R. Knox

kknox@bernsteinshur.com
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Kate Knox is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Legislative and Political Law practice group.  She focuses her practice on lobbying, campaign compliance and election law. Kate represents a wide variety of clients before the Maine State Legislature, and provides those clients with comprehensive lobbying services from drafting legislation and administrative rules to representing her clients before Legislative Committees and the Maine Senate and House of Representatives. Past projects include:

  • Historic Passage of Maine’s Marriage Equality Bill

In 2009, Kate worked with her client, EqualityMaine, to draft and pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Maine. This effort marked the first time in U.S. history that such legislation passed in both the House and Senate – and was signed into law by the sitting governor.

In addition to lobbying, Kate specializes in advising clients on all aspects of campaign finance laws, including government ethics requirements, political action committee formation and governance, and ballot question campaigns. Her clients include large national trade associations, public interest groups, corporations, and candidates seeking public office – all of whom seek assistance complying with Maine’s complex and unusual campaign finance laws. Kate appears frequently before the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices representing clients on a wide variety of compliance and ethics issues. Her knowledge of the Maine political landscape makes her uniquely qualified to advise all types of clients about how to participate in and influence politics in Maine.  Past projects include:

  • Maine Democratic Party

Kate currently serves as general counsel to the Maine Democratic Party. In that role, she provides comprehensive legal services to the Party which includes compliance assistance to individual candidates, representation before the Maine Ethics Commission and assistance in navigating Maine’s Clean Election laws.

Kate is recognized in Best Lawyers in America for her work in Government Relations Law, and in 2008 Kate was named a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Government/Cities/Municipal Law. Kate is rated by Martindale-Hubbell. For her efforts on the historic passage of Maine’ Marriage Equality Bill, the Portland Phoenix named Kate one of Maine’s “up and comers” noting, “she might be the next big leader in Maine’s civil rights battles.” In 2010, the Maine Democratic Party nominated Kate as a “Partner in Pride.”

EDUCATION

JD, University of Maine School of Law, 2004
MSW, University of Maine School of Social Work, 1993
BS, Skidmore College, 1990

AFFILIATIONS

Admitted to practice:
State of Maine

Member:
Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Women Lawyers

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