Frances Katz

Legal Expert


J.D., New England Law

M.A., English and American Literature, Harvard University


  • Litigation and digital rights attorney 
  • Reporter, staff writer, and contributor to national and international publications
  • Bar Admission: Georgia (2009)


Frances Katz is a licensed attorney who previously worked as a litigation attorney for a Vault 100 firm representing Fortune 500 companies. She also has experience as a staff writer for major publications, including The Atlanta Constitution and The Boston Herald. Currently, she is a regular contributor to Fast Company, and her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Week, Marie Claire, Paste and others. She is a past winner of the Newswomen's Club of New York Award for Internet Reporting.


Frances earned her J.D. from New England Law in Boston. She spent the summer at Harvard Law School working on the launch of the Digital Media Law Project and spent a semester studying World Intellectual Property Law in Beijing, China. She has a master's degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Boston University College of Communication.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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