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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Offices
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Ms Angela Collins
Angela F. Collins is Counsel. Ms. Collins represents competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers, information service providers, wireless providers, and cable companies in all aspects of their business including regulatory compliance, litigation, negotiation of interconnection agreements and other contracts, and broadband issues. She has served as regulatory counsel in connection with numerous M&As and other corporate transactions. She routinely represents clients in connection with matters before the Federal Communications Commission, state agencies, and state and federal courts.
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude; Editor, Catholic University Law Review; Certificate from the Institute for Communications Law Studies
United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
The team at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP ‘has the ability to provide targeted, accurate advice quickly and efficiently on a variety of regulatory issues‘, according to one client. The firm is highly experienced in acting as communications regulatory counsel for creditors, underwriters and lead arrangers working in the telecoms space, and is retained by prominent financial clients including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan. Department head Chérie Kiser has advised groups of such clients on the financing of leading telecoms and broadcast companies, including Comcast, Charter Communications, and T-Mobile. Kiser is ‘an extraordinary lawyer‘ and is recommended for her knowledge of ‘all things related to telecoms law,’ according to clients. Of counsel Angela Collins, who is notable for her work with Competitive Local Exchange Carriers and VoIP service providers, recently assisted key client Birch Communications – alongside Kiser – with regulatory matters connected to its merger with Fusion Telecommunications International and the resulting reorganization of the company. The team also represents Blackboard, a provider of communications systems to educational institutions, in connection with the FCC’s recent proposals surrounding robocalls, particularly focusing on the issues surrounding reassigned numbers.
United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Headed by Chérie Kiser, the Washington DC-based team at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has a significant presence in telecoms transactions, and is best known for its work with financial clients operating in the space as underwriters, lead arrangers and deal managers. Kiser is advising various financing sources in connection with $38bn of debt financing provided to T-Mobile for its proposed merger with Sprint, as well as working with the initial purchasers in notes offerings by Charter Communications, Equinix, Netflix, and Iridium Communications. Birch Communications is another prominent name in the firm’s client list, retaining the team in connection with its merger with Fusion Telecommunications International. As part of its work for Birch, the practice also handled Birch’s internal reorganization, including the spinning-off of its consumer and single-line business services to form Lingo Communications, for which the firm continues to act. Of counsel Angela Collins is another key contact for telecoms matters and has particular experience working with competitive local exchange carriers and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service providers. Kiser and Collins act as communications regulatory counsel for both Cable One, in connection with its pending acquisition of Clearwave Communications, and Lingo Communications, in its all-cash acquisition of Impact Telecom.
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- Finance > Commercial lending
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense
- Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers
- Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes
- Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
- Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
- Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense
- Antitrust > Merger control
- Finance > Capital markets: debt
- Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings
- Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings