Kathleen M. Rice

Of Counsel

Kathleen Rice is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives with comprehensive domain expertise, manifested by her work on various Congressional Committees. Kathleen brings key insights for Public Service and Government to Perry Law.


Kathleen Rice is an attorney and politician who most recently served in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Member for New York’s Fourth Congressional District. Prior to Congress, Rice established her career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY, went on to be appointed an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Philadelphia office, and served as the District Attorney of Nassau County.

Kathleen Rice was first elected to Congress in 2014 where she served for eight years. During this time, she established herself as a leader and strong advocate for bipartisanship. She was an active member of congressional caucuses during her tenure including the House Bipartisan Working Group, New Democrat Coalition, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force where she served as Vice Chair, Democratic Women’s Caucus and co-chaired the House Whistleblower Protection Caucus.

During her time in Congress, Rice became a leading voice on national security issues as a member of the Homeland Security Committee, where she passed legislation to improve airport security screening in her first year and conducted rigorous oversight of the Trump Administration’s border policies during her tenure as Chair of the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations. Rice also served on the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation during her time on this committee

As a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Kathleen established herself as a fierce advocate for veterans and for accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She authored bipartisan legislation to expand employment opportunities for veterans, which was signed into law in January 2021. In her three terms serving on this committee. she was a member of the subcommittee on oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

In 2020, Kathleen was named to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress. She served on three subcommittees during this time: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Kathleen is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, and received her Juris Doctorate from Touro Law Center. She was raised in Garden City, NY with her nine siblings, and currently resides in New York.