Internet expert returns to co-head Internet Law and Policy Group.

Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. is pleased to welcome Kathy Kleiman back into the FHH fold.  Kathy was an associate with the firm in the 1990s, but she left to explore the then-just-developing world of Internet Law (but not before she had co-founded the firm’s Internet Law Group, one of the first of its kind).  She now returns as FHH’s Internet Counsel to co-lead its Internet Law and Policy Group.

To say Kathy is well-suited for the job is an understatement.  She helped found the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates the domain name system without which the Internet wouldn’t be the Internet.  Kathy was a key drafter of the domain name dispute policy everyone uses today, and an editor of many sections of the rules governing new top-level domains.  She has traveled to ICANN meetings in more than a dozen countries on six continents and spoken on Internet Free Speech, intellectual property protections, fair use, privacy and due process around the world.

Kathy is Beantown-educated – Harvard undergrad, BU law (both with honors, thank you very much).  She currently lives in Falls Church, Virginia, where she dabbles in community leadership and politics when she’s not tending to her two kids.  In what passes for free time chez Kleiman, she is also producing a documentary about the six women who programmed ENIAC, the world’s first modern computer, and thus founded the field of modern programming. (Want to know more about Kathy’s background? Check out her extensive résumé here.)

Kathy will be working with clients on a wide range of projects relating to: domain name conflicts; challenges and opportunities likely to be encountered in connection with new top level domains; website protections; and Free Speech and intellectual property issues in the Internet age.  And, if the Blogmeister has anything to say about it, she’ll be a regular contributor here.

She can be reached at 703-812-0476, by email at, or at Skype ID Kathy.kleiman.