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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Chérie Kiser

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Chérie Kiser manages Cahill Gordon & Reindel’s Washington D.C. office and leads its communications practice. Ms. Kiser advises wireline, wireless, cable, broadband, Internet, broadcast and satellite communications providers in all aspects of their businesses. Represents clients before the FCC, state regulatory agencies, and in federal and state litigation. Advises on state and federal legislative actions concerning the communications industry. Regulatory counsel in IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions including negotiation of network, equipment, services, interconnection, peering, marketing, and revenue sharing agreements. Earlier in her career, Chérie was a Senior Regulatory Attorney for Sprint Communications Company.

Education

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1983
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1987


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Within: 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.

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Within: 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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