Kate M. Merrill

Public Affairs Advisor


Kate Merrill is a public affairs advisor with Foley & Lardner LLP with nearly a decade of experience supporting nonprofit organizations with federal grassroots advocacy, development and event planning. She is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Kate worked at Soapbox Consulting and led successful advocacy days for organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the National Retail Federation. Kate is the president of the Marquette Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, and sits on the board of the Young Alumni Leadership Council for her alma mater.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Beyond MU: CIRCLES – Recent Grads Cohort,” Marquette University Alumni & Friends (September 22, 2020)
  • Presenter, “Lobbying During Lockdown- Federal Advocacy During COVID-19,” National Water Resources Association (May 28, 2020)


  • Marquette University (B.A.)
    • Studied Political Science and French
  • Georgetown University (graduate certificate)



Federal COVID Relief Bill passed by Congress - December 2020
22 December 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Bipartisan-Bicameral Omnibus COVID Relief Deal: Top Ten Takeaways
21 December 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Top 10 Ways the Biden-Harris Administration will Address COVID-19
03 December 2020
2020 Election Resource Center
Post-Election Insight: What Do Election Outcomes Mean for the Country, Your Industry, and Your Company?
24 November 2020
2020 Election Resource Center