Alyssia’s practice focuses broadly on communications and specifically on regulatory, transactional, and enforcement matters and proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state agencies, and courts, as well as legislative matters. She assists communication clients on a variety of matters including: video programming; accessibility compliance; broadband deployment; cable copyright; technology, licensing, service and other contractual arrangements; and spectrum use and policy, and FCC wireless licensing and compliance issues.
Prior to joining Mintz, Alyssia worked in the Washington, DC office of another law firm where she assisted clients in negotiating various telecommunications-based agreements and counseled clients on FCC enforcement matters. Alyssia also has experience with various class action litigation matters.
While in law school, she served as the Executive Publications Editor for the Howard Law Journal.
- Howard University (JD, cum laude)
- Howard University (BA, magna cum laude)
Cable & Telecom Transactions
- Represented TPG Global in its $2.365 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband in 2018 to create the sixth largest cable operator in the country, changing the nature of the company from a small, relatively unknown competitor to one of the most powerful cable operators in the country.
- Represented TPG Global in its acquisition from Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI Partners of two cable operators, RCN Telecom Services, LLC and Grande Communications Networks, LLC. The firm acted as regulatory counsel for TPG, advising on the pre-purchase due diligence, preparing and filing applications for regulatory approval of the transaction by the FCC and state and local governments, and shepherding those applications through the approval process until completion and closing.
- Represented Cable One in its $735 million acquisition of New Wave.
- Representing a subsidiary of MEASAT Global Berhad in relation to the procurement and launch of a new satellite.
- Representing major cable industry stakeholders in separate Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJ) proceedings arising from (i) a petition filed by a group of copyright owners seeking upward adjustments to the royalty rates payable by cable operators for the carriage of broadcast television signals pursuant to the compulsory license and (ii) a petition filed by the major sports leagues seeking the adoption of a new “sports blackout surcharge” that would be payable in addition to the compulsory license royalties otherwise due from cable operators. In both of these proceedings, we took a lead role in negotiating settlement agreements that resolved the disputes on terms favorable to the cable industry and in presenting and defending the settlements before the CRJs.
- Member, Federal Communications Bar Association
- Member, ColorComm