Catherine McCullough works where the worlds of law, politics and media merge to advise industry-leading clients, mostly in the field of technology and telecommunications. She was raised in Washington and has worked in politics and policy for over twenty years. A large part of her work involves helping clients understand Washington and navigate the current political and policy atmosphere.
Prior to joining DCI group, she served as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Commerce Committee oversees and regulates much of U.S. industry, including companies under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation, and other agencies. While serving as a Counsel she worked with others to negotiate law for the consumer product, technology, auto, sports and insurance industries.
Her background in data privacy issues led her to a role as a negotiator on the US SAFE WEB Act, which became law in 2006, and the Committee’s identity theft prevention bill. Also during her time with the Committee, Ms. McCullough worked on high-profile investigations including post-Katrina oil and gas pricing, steroid use by U.S. Olympic and professional athletes, and the Jack Abramoff investigation.
Prior to her Committee service, she worked as an Associate Director of Media Relations at one of Washington’s top trade associations explaining technical legal matters to the media and Congress.
Ms. McCullough serves on panels about technology policy at venues such as South by Southwest and Broadband Breakfast, and is a contributor to blogs on politics and policy such as CommLawBlog. She is an attorney and also holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.