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Cheryl Tritt

Cheryl Tritt (MSJ70) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997.

Tritt is senior counsel with Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP offering counsel to a wide range of communications companies, focusing specifically on wireless, satellite, local competition, broadband, and Internet and VoIP technology.
Previously, she was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. She joined the firm in June 1993 after serving as chief of the Common Carrier Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.

As head of the 350-person Common Carrier Bureau, Tritt directed all FCC matters involving the interstate and the international regulatory activities of telecommunications carriers, including cellular, satellite, long-distance and local telephone companies. She currently advises a wide range of telecommunications firms, focusing specifically on wireless, satellite, multimedia, and international issues.

Prior to her appointment as chief of the Common Carrier Bureau, Tritt served as telecommunications advisor to chairman Alfred C. Sikes. Before joining the FCC in 1989, Tritt served as assistant vice president of regulatory affairs and executive assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer at GTE Corp.

In addition to her job responsibilities, Tritt serves on the board of directors of General Cable PLC, and on the governing committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law.

Tritt received her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from the University of Nebraska, her master’s degree from Medill in 1970, and her JD, cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law in 1976.