With over two decades of experience working in the federal government – including extensive experience as a senior attorney and member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) – Cheri is a vital component of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s nationally recognized federal labor and employment practice group. Additionally, as a former panel member of the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR), she bolsters the firm’s military law practice group by assisting with the removal of injustices from and the correction of errors in service military records.
As Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Cheri oversees all federal sector legal matters handled by the firm at its D.C. location and manages the staff and resources of the office. Cheri represents federal managers, employees and contractors who are primarily litigating Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints and U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals. She also represents employees seeking whistleblower protection, those involved in Office of Special Counsel (OSC) cases and those employees who are involved with Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigations across the government. At Tully Rinckey, she has successfully settled multiple cases, including those involving whistleblower reprisal and Equal Pay Act claims, and has successfully defended multiple clients with ethics and other disciplinary matters. Due to her extensive knowledge of the SES, Cheri focuses her work on senior executives and other senior leaders across government who need representation in all of these forums. She is the firm’s Chairperson of the Federal Labor and Employment Law practice group.
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- Georgetown University Law Center
- J.D. (1985) | Law
- University of California - Santa Barbara
- B.A. (1982) | Political Science
- Managing Partner
- Tully Rinckey PLLC
- Veterans Affairs News
- Federal News Radio
- Federally Employed Women, FEW Conference
- Distinguished Civilian Service Award
- Air Force
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- US Court of Federal Claims
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Appeals & Appellate
- Employment Law
- Union Legal Services
- Whistleblower Representation
- English: Spoken, Written