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Chérie R. Kiser

Chérie R. Kiser


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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Washington, D.C. 20006



  • MIT Sloan School of Management & MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Certificate, 2018
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., Certificate, Institute of Communications Law Studies
  • University of Minnesota, B.A.


  • District of Columbia

Chérie Kiser chairs Cahill’s communications practice group and is the managing partner of Cahill’s Washington, D.C. office.

For more than three decades, Chérie has been at the legal forefront of the dramatic growth and technological innovation that have taken place in the voice, video, Internet, and data communications markets. She is commended in Chambers USA for her “depth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of telecommunications and broadband," which was described as “encyclopedic in nature.” Described as “well-versed in complex regulatory and litigation matters” and “helpful in developing strategic plans for engagements in the telecom industry,” clients go on to say that “her expertise is unmatched and her counsel is highly valuable.” Chérie is also recognized as a recommended communications lawyer by The Legal 500, with sources praising her “exceptional communication and negotiation skills.” Chérie advises her clients, which range from tech start-ups to leading global communications and Internet companies, on all aspects of their telecommunications, broadband, and wireless market entry and growth strategies. Her practice has been devoted to guiding companies through the regulatory and legal shoals surrounding traditional telephone, media, wireless, and cable service issues, as well as cutting-edge technologies such as VoIP, Telepresence, Internet of Things, Cloud-based services, and broadband deployment.

“Chérie's level of knowledge and ability to provide guidance and strategy is remarkable. She's a truly amazing lawyer.” – Chambers USA

Chérie is counsel to clients on a broad spectrum of issues before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, state legislatures, state Attorneys General offices, and state regulatory agencies. She represents clients in complex litigation involving regulatory, contract, and tax issues in state and federal courts across the country. She also acts as corporate regulatory counsel in connection with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, debt issuances and financings, and other corporate transactions.

Earlier in her career, Chérie was a Senior Regulatory Attorney for Sprint Communications Company.


  • Chambers USA, 2010 – 2023
  • The Legal 500
  • Recognized as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmaker in America, 2024
  • Recognized as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigator in America, 2022 – 2024
  • Recognized as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer in America, 2023 – 2024
  • Named by Women We Admire as one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Law, 2021
  • Named for Euromoney Women in Business Law Expert Guide, 2021 – 2022 
  • Selected by The National Law Journal as a Washington D.C. Trailblazers, 2020
  • Named One of The National Law Journal's "Outstanding Women Lawyers," 2015  

Professional Appointments and Memberships:

Board Member - Lancaster County Broadband Authority, Vice Chair 2021 – 2022, Chair 2023 – 2024

Member, National Association of Corporate Directors

DirectWomen Board Institute Class of 2015

Chair, Technical and Clinical Standards and Guidelines Task Force, Partnership For Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine & Robotics In Healthcare (PATH), 2018-2019

Federal Communications Bar Association; International Technology Law Association; National Association of Women Lawyers

Publishes and presents at industry conferences throughout the United States and internationally