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)



Senate Republican Coronavirus Aid Package Top 10 Takeaways
10 September 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
President Trump Issues Four Executive Actions As Deadlock on Coronavirus Aid Continues
11 August 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Federal Coronavirus Legislation – Senate Republican HEALS Act Top 10 Takeaways
28 July 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Congressional Coronavirus Relief Package, Phase Four
21 July 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business