Updated at 11:49 a.m.
A former associate at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge will lead the Federal Communications Commission advocacy program for a Washington-based organization that represents mid-size telecommunications companies.
Micah Caldwell on Aug. 24 will become the vice president for regulatory affairs at the Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance, the association announced this week. She previously worked on regulatory issues related to cable television and broadcasting at Edwards Angell and at Fleischman and Harding, which merged with the firm this year. Before she joined Fleischman and Harding, she was a lawyer at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney.
“We are thrilled that Micah is coming on board to direct ITTA’s FCC advocacy program,” ITTA President Genny Morelli said in a statement. “Micah is a seasoned communications professional whose experience and expertise will ensure that ITTA members’ interests continue to be well represented before federal regulators.”
Caldwell said she is "very excited" about her new position. The lawyer said she is looking forward to working on issues concerning broadband technology.
"It is going to be a great opportunity for me," Caldwell said.
According to congressional records, the organization spent $150,000 during the first half of 2011 lobbying Congress on tax and telecommunications issues, including matters related to the FCC. The association lists CenturyLink, Comporium Communications, Consolidated Communications, FairPoint Communications and TDS Telecom as its members.