Chérie R. Kiser

Chérie R. Kiser

Chérie R. Kiser

Partner

202.862.8950 PhonevCard
866.255.0185 Fax
ckiser@cahill.com

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
1990 K Street, N.W.
Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20006

Practices

Education

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1983
  • Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Admission

    • District of Columbia

Chérie R. Kiser is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's communications practice group.

Chérie represents leading telecommunications, video, and data communications providers in all aspects of their businesses, and is the managing partner of Cahill’s Washington, D.C. office.  Her clients include cable companies; competitive local exchange carriers; Internet, VoIP, Cloud, and integrated service providers; satellite carriers; wireless carriers; equipment manufacturers; and large users of telecommunications and information services.  Chérie is recognized as a leading communications lawyer in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA and by The Legal 500.  In 2015, Chérie was named as one of The National Law Journal's "Outstanding Women Lawyers," and in 2014, she was among the two law firm partners selected by DirectWomen to its twenty-one member 2015 Board Institute Class. She has also been named a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Since 1990, Chérie has been at the legal forefront of the dramatic growth and technological innovation that has occurred in the voice, video, Internet, and data communications markets.  In this regard, she has assisted major communications and Internet companies in all aspects of their telecommunications, broadband and wireless market entry strategies.  Her practice focuses not only on the issues affecting the provision of more traditional telephone and cable television services, but also on guiding companies through the regulatory and legal shoals surrounding new cutting-edge technologies such as VoIP, Telepresence, and Cloud-based services.  She acts as regulatory counsel for clients on a broad spectrum of issues before the Federal Communications Commission and state regulatory agencies.  She also represents clients in complex litigation involving regulatory, contract, and taxation issues, in state and federal courts all across the country.

Chérie acts as corporate regulatory counsel in connection with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, debt issuances and financing, and other transactions such as the negotiation of complex network, equipment, services, interconnection, peering, marketing, and revenue sharing agreements.  She also provides advice and representation concerning state and federal legislative actions affecting communications and related industries.

Earlier in her career, Chérie was a Senior Regulatory Attorney for Sprint Communications Company, where she represented Sprint before regulatory agencies and courts in seventeen states.

Professional Activities:

Chérie is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, National Association of Women Lawyers and Society of Industry Leaders.  She frequently presents at communications industry conferences and panels throughout the United States and internationally.