Cheryl A. Feeley is a Washington, D.C., litigation attorney and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Ms. Feeley represents clients in complex business disputes involving breach of contract, shareholder rights and business torts, including fraud-based claims. She has extensive experience in federal and state court litigation and international arbitration.

Ms. Feeley was selected as a 2015 Holland & Knight Rising Star, an intensive program of leadership, management and professional skills development for female attorneys.

Ms. Feeley's recent representative engagements include:

  • representing international engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor against the owner in a $4 billion-plus International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration arising out of the construction of a mega infrastructure project in Colombia
  • representing international company against South American country in an investor-state treaty dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • defending private equity investors in lawsuit involving breach of contract and defamation claims arising from corporate reorganization and related sales transactions    
  • representing a corporation and its board of directors in shareholders' litigation involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and tortious interference with contract; prevailed on summary judgment and secured $2 million attorneys' fees award for client; read this article regarding the court's dismissal of the shareholders' counterclaim for breach of fiduciary duties.
  • representing a television distributor in breach of contract litigation with a major programming content provider
  • defending an international medical device company in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation
  • defending a national bank and subsidiary mortgage corporation against tort claims and a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claim

Ms. Feeley also has experience:

  • defending large commercial property owners and public corporations against Fair Housing Act claims and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims
  • defending manufacturers against product liability claims, including providing advice regarding risk mitigation defending media clients in defamation actions and protecting their rights associated with newsgathering


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Political Science, with highest honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Rising Star, Class of 2015
  • Rising Star, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2019


Speaking Engagements