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Maureen Jeffreys

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

The team at Arnold & Porter, noted for its work with public broadcasters, recently acted for an ad hoc group of lenders in connection with the bankruptcy and restructuring of radio broadcaster Cumulus Media, along with related foreign ownership proceedings at the FCC. Scott Feira led the firm's advice to Cumulus' creditors, recently advised two of Southern California's largest public television stations KCETLink and PBS-affiliated KOCE-TV in merging their operations, and is a key contact for work relating to licence transfers and state public utilities commissions. Practice head Maureen Jeffreys advised key client AT&T on the antitrust process relating to its $85.4bn merger with Time Warner, securing DOJ approval for the transaction in June 2018. Jeffreys specializes in antitrust and other transaction-related regulatory work for telecoms clients, and is also acting for AT&T in the FCC review process for T-Mobile's merger with Sprint. The firm was also retained by AT&T and Nokia Corporation to obtain FCC approval and regulatory waivers for the development of their smart grid solutions. Peter Schildkraut, who focuses on spectrum issues, open internet and compliance, is another name to note. William Cook recently retired.

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