Rachelle B. Chong, J.D.
Ms. Chong has served as a member of our Board since August 2018. Ms. Chong established and has served as the principal of the Law Office of Rachelle Chong since July 2013, focusing on representing internet, telecommunication, energy and transportation clients before the FCC, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California State Legislature. Prior to entering private practice, she was appointed and served in a number of significant Federal and State leadership positions, including Commissioner of the FCC from 1994 to 1997, Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission from 2006 to 2009 and Special Counsel Advanced Information and Communications Technologies, California Department of Technology from 2009 to 2011.
From 2011 to 2013, she served as the Vice President, Government Affairs, California Region for Comcast Communications. She also previously served as a law partner at two international law firms, Coudert Brothers and Graham & James. She serves on the board of the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce and the California Foundation for the Economy and the Environment. She has served on various non-profit organization boards, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, the Legal Services Trust Fund, and the California Emerging Technology Fund.
Ms. Chong has a dual degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her legal degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.