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Katie Biber Chen

Senior Counsel, Airbnb
Katie Biber Chen

Katie Biber is a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience at the highest levels of politics and government. She served as general counsel to the Romney for President campaign in 2008 and 2012, managing all legal issues from delegate selection and ballot access to litigation and compliance.

In 2004, she worked in the general counsel’s office at the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, providing guidance on election law and litigation issues. In 2001, she served on the transition team for George W. Bush at the Department of Justice. She has also previously worked as a political staffer at the Republican National Committee and as a press assistant for former U.S. Senator Kit Bond.

Katie has advised hundreds of candidates, donors, political party committees, corporations, trade associations and nonprofit groups in matters related to state and federal election law, including representing clients in enforcement matters before the Federal Election Commission. She also has significant experience navigating clients through investigations by committees of the U.S. Congress.

Katie graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was president of the Law School Republicans, executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and a teaching fellow in the government department at Harvard College. Following law school, she served as a clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.


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Publications and Multimedia
Government Regulation in the Sharing Economy - Event Audio
2015 Annual Western Chapters Conference
February 10, 2015
Recent Developments in Election Law
Engage, Volume 11, Issue 2
August 31, 2010