Telecom, Media and Technology

The Telecom, Media and Technology practice group ("TMT Group") at Chadbourne is a team of experienced attorneys and regulatory consultants who provide a complete and coordinated approach to the transactional, M&A, corporate, finance, outsourcing, regulatory and litigation matters affecting individuals and businesses in the telecommunications, media, Internet, information services and technology/software industries. Our clients include domestic and international telecommunications companies (wireline and wireless), cable television companies, network programming interests, Internet and information service providers, broadcasters, performing arts individuals and enterprises, cable television companies, satellite operators, equipment manufacturers and software providers.

Our clients include both traditional media and telecommunications businesses and Internet-based businesses. We are experienced with both established laws and regulations affecting traditional media and telecommunications services as well as emerging laws and regulations affecting Internet-based services, including cyber-security and privacy issues. We advise clients at all stages of their business life cycle, from concept through maturity, including some entities that are now market leaders in their industries.

Our TMT Group works closely with Chadbourne's Intellectual Property practice to provide seamless cross-discipline advice to our TMT clients.

We also advise investors, investment bankers and fund managers who are actively involved in providing capital to and facilitating transactions among communications, media and technology businesses. We help investors and advisers understand existing and emerging laws and regulations and advise on how best to structure investments and transactions within the U.S. and internationally. We have helped structure and obtain regulatory approval for mergers, joint ventures, asset sales, marketing alliances, and restructurings that include some of the largest transactions in the telecommunications industry.

Where specialized regulatory matters affecting the TMT sector are involved, we represent clients before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") as well as other relevant U.S. agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, the Universal Service Administrative Company and state public service commissions.

Our international telecommunications, media and technology practice is global. Experienced and dedicated Chadbourne attorneys in offices in London, Moscow, Dubai, Mexico City and Warsaw handle significant transactions, litigation and regulatory matters for our clients throughout all regions. In the U.S. and abroad, our TMT Group works seamlessly with Chadbourne attorneys who are experts in related fields, such as tax, securities, anti-trust, bankruptcy, homeland security, cyber-security and privacy.

Representative Experience

Transformative Acquisitions
Purple Communications, Inc.
Representation of a publicly-traded communications company with respect to four transformative acquisitions.
Pharmaceutical Public Offering
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Representation of a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company in multiple direct public offerings.
Tribune Company Chapter 11 Case
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Tribune Company
Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case relating to the largest employee-owned media conglomerate in the U.S.
Debt Holder Regulatory Issues
Top U.S. Cable Operator
Representation of a committee of debt holders on regulatory issues relating to the 6th largest cable operator in the U.S.
Acquisition of Communications Service Provider
U.S. Company
Representation of a company in the cross-boarder acquisition of a foreign unified communications service provider.
Counsel to Technology Firm
Privately Held Technology Firm
Served as general counsel for a privately held technology firm.
Cable Provider Advice
Top U.S. Cable Provider
Advice for a top 25 cable provider regarding franchising and media programming.
E-Rate Program Policy Consideration
Educational Materials Company
Representation of an educational materials company in connection with policy considerations at the FCC.
Adversarial Administrative Proceeding
Top U.S. Cable Company
Representation of a regional cable company in adversarial administrative proceedings.
Credit Facility Refinance and Restructure
Telecommunications Company
Representation of a telecommunications company in the refinancing and restructuring of a credit facility.
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Related Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
Capital Markets
Intellectual Property
Corporate Governance and Risk Oversight
Insurance and Reinsurance
Private Funds
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity Transactional
Securities Compliance

Related Regions

United Kingdom
Middle East and North Africa
United States
North America

Worldwide Contact

Dana Frix
Washington, DC
+1 (202) 974-5691

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