Katelyn R. Asmus

Katelyn Asmus

Katelyn Asmus guides clients through various challenges in the evolving legal landscape of privacy and data security. Katelyn helps clients efficiently navigate and proactively achieve their compliance goals within a changing state and federal regulatory landscape. As part of her practice, she has updated privacy representations, advised on the privacy aspects of various corporate agreements, and helped clients tailor privacy and data security compliance programs and documentation to align with requirements across multiple jurisdictions. Katelyn has also helped clients respond to complex inquiries from state and federal regulators.

In her privacy and data security practice, Katelyn counsels clients on matters related to state consumer privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), Connecticut Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy Online (CTPA), Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). Katelyn also helps clients understand and comply with other state, federal, and international laws and regulations, including state data breach notification laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Prior to joining Venable, Katelyn interned for Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before law school, she worked as a legislative aide for Senator Joni Ernst. In this role, Katelyn drafted memoranda, negotiated legislation, and prepared hearing questions and remarks on various matters before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including data privacy, emerging technology, and intellectual property (IP) matters. This public service experience allows her to view problems from the government’s perspective to better aid clients in crafting tailored solutions that best achieve their goals.

Related Practices


Government Experience

  • Legislative aide, U.S. Senate, Office of Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)




  • J.D. cum laude University of Michigan 2022
    • Executive editor, Michigan Law Review
  • B.A. English Yale College 2017
    • Women in Government Fellow

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia