Lucia Chiocchio, Esq., Partner, Cuddy & Feder LLP
Zoning / Telecommunications Attorney
WWLF City Rep for NYC Metro Area
How long have you been a City Rep for WWLF and what is your territory/region?
I have been WWLF’s NYC Rep for eight (8) years (!). Time flies when you are having fun. My territory/region includes the NYC metro area.
Why did you join WWLF?
I joined WWLF to connect with other female professionals in the wireless industry. One of the many great benefits of WWLF membership is that the members include professionals from all aspects of the industry.
How has being a part of WWLF impacted you personally or professionally?Being part of WWLF has enriched my professional life. The connections I have made increased my knowledge and enhanced my practice. It’s great to know that anytime I need support, information, or answers to questions, I can count on my WWLF connections. And, I have truly enjoyed getting to know some WWLF members on a personal level.
Where did you get your start in the industry? What is your current role?
I started in the telecommunications industry as an engineer for a landline telephone company back in the 90’s. While working as a telecom engineer, I attended law school in the evenings. After graduating law school, I joined the law firm of Cuddy & Feder LLP, which has one of the largest, most experienced telecommunications infrastructure practices in the country. I am now a partner at Cuddy & Feder and vice-chair of our Telecommunications Practice.
What is your favorite Quote?
There are so many good ones, it’s hard to choose. Lately, with the passing of Madeline Albright, I’ve been thinking about one of her quotes that I really believe to be true:
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
What are your top 3 leadership lessons or advice?
How do you see the future of the industry?
In my opinion the telecommunications industry will continue to grow at a fast pace. This growth was cemented during the pandemic, when everyone realized the critical need for reliable wireless services for pretty much everything that is important in life. Our personal and professional lives will need wireless services to thrive, and this demand will keep us all in the industry very busy for the foreseeable future.