Heidi Schmid Whiting
Vice President & General Counsel
Heidi Schmid Whiting is the Vice President & General Counsel for Graham Media Group. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal affairs. She has held this position since August 2015.
Prior to joining GMG, Whiting was with the law offices of Cinnamon Mueller, a firm serving independent communications and technology companies. She served as Managing Partner for the past four years. Whiting was responsible for the firm’s financial management, business development and management of its attorneys. Her practice involved the representation of broadcast, telecommunications and technology companies, as well as working with independent cable operators and municipal cable providers. She handled transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, and dealt with the FCC, and state and local regulatory bodies.
Previously, Whiting spent several years at Mudd Law Offices in Chicago, where she worked on defamation, libel and slander, as well as IP matters, e-commerce, and identity theft. Earlier, she worked for three years as a financial analyst in the Controller Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York.
Whiting graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English and Business and earned her law degree with Honors as a Dean's Scholar from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. A member of the Chicago Bar Association and Federal Communications Bar Association, she is active in several Chicago area trade associations and non-profits.