Ms. Kato’s practice focuses on legislative, lobbying and governmental affairs. She represents clients on a wide range of issues both at the state and local level, focusing on long-term strategies in addition to day-to-day lobbying. Ms. Kato uses her extensive knowledge of local and state government to assist companies navigate the intricacies of the legislative and regulatory processes.
Areas of Practice
Extensive advocacy and governmental affairs knowledge, with experience in PAC building and management, strategic communication, and grassroots activities.
Knowledgeable about local governments, startups, regulatory issues, and private corporations.
Provides counsel to clients on ethics, elections, reapportionment and procedural issues.
Creates long-term advocacy plans for clients that advance their organization’s brand and legislative priorities at the state level.
Publications and Presentations
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Special Districts, LLW Virtual Lunch & Learn, April 2020
Ethics, Elections, Public Records and Sunshine Laws, Florida Association of Special Districts Annual Conference, 2017-2019
Professional, Civic and Community Involvement
The Florida Bar, Member since 2010.
Admitted to practice in the Florida First District Court of Appeal.
The Florida Bar Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee, Member, 2020
Public Affairs Institute, Social Chair, 2017-present.
Whole Child Leon, Board Member, 2016-present.
Junior League of Tallahassee, State Public Affairs Committee, Chair, 2015-present.