Chérie R. Kiser

Chérie R. Kiser

Class of 2015

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

For nearly 30 years, Chérie has been at the legal forefront of the dramatic growth and technological innovation that has taken place in the voice, video, Internet, and data communications markets. Commended in Chambers USA for her “depth of knowledge in the telecom regulatory space,” which sources speaking with the publication describe as “encyclopedic in nature,” 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 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
  • The Legal 500
  • Best Lawyers
  • Named among Women We Admire’s Top 100 Women Leaders in Law, 2021
  • Named to Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Expert Guide, 2021
  • Named to The National Law Journal’s list of Washington D.C. Trailblazers, 2020
  • Named One of The National Law Journal‘s “Outstanding Women Lawyers,” 2015
  • Member, DirectWomen Board Institute Class of 2015

Professional Activities

Board Member and Vice Chair, Lancaster County Broadband Authority, 2021-present

Member, National Association of Corporate Directors

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

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

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


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.


Communications Transactions

Communications Litigation


District of Columbia