FCC Enforcement Bureau Adds Prosecutor

Katherine Winfree, Maryland’s chief deputy attorney general, joins the Enforcement Bureau as chief of staff.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau today hired Katherine Winfree to be its chief of staff. Winfree previously was the chief deputy attorney general for the State of Maryland — the second highest law enforcement officer in the state.

“Kay Winfree is a seasoned prosecutor, proven manager and dynamic leader,” said Travis LeBlanc, acting chief of the Enforcement Bureau. “She brings solid prosecutorial leadership to our enforcement team, further enabling us to aggressively enforce the communications laws and combat fraud, waste, and abuse in a manner that is tough, fair, and efficient.”

During her time as chief deputy attorney general, Winfree supervised the 32 divisions of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. Before joining the Maryland Attorney General’s office, Winfree served for nearly two decades as a federal and state prosecutor, trying high-profile cases including federal public-corruption cases and the prosecution of the Beltway snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo.

Among other roles with the U.S. Department of Justice, she has worked in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division and has served as chief of the Economic Crime and Public Corruption Sections in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Winfree is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

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