SHERRY F. BELLAMY
Sherry F. Bellamy is the Managing Member of Bellamy Penn LLC. Ms. Bellamy has extensive experience with utility regulatory matters, both in private practice as well as 20 years in-house Verizon Communications. At Verizon Ms. Bellamy
served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Verizon Business; President and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon’s Maryland subsidiary; Vice President and Associate General Counsel, overseeing the state general counsels in New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic; and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Washington DC operating subsidiary. Sherry’s service at Verizon included being part of the merger approval teams on the company’s three foundational mergers (Nynex/ Bell Atlantic, Bell Atlantic/GTE and
Verizon/MCI). She served as second chair for the antitrust review of the Bell Atlantic- NYNEX merger, as an expert witness in the GTE merger, and as the lead lawyer for state regulatory approvals when Verizon acquired MCI. Sherry has extensive experience in philanthropic board service, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital and as an Emeritus Trustee and member of the Dean’s Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Ms. Bellamy holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College.
NICHOLAS S. PENN
Mr. Penn is a Member of Bellamy Penn LLC. He has extensive experience advising public utilities on administrative law and regulatory matters before the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (“DCPSC”). He has also been engaged by clients in regulatory appeals taken from decisions of the DCPSC, preparing appellate briefs as well as arguing the matters before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Early in his career, Mr. Penn worked on a team that served as legal agent to the DCPSC in connection with base rate proceedings as well as a proceeding to examine acquisition strategies including the appropriate treatment of take-or-pay costs in rates of the natural gas public utility. For more than thirty years, he has advised the electric public utility in a range of proceedings before the DCPSC including base rate cases, least cost planning proceedings, rulemakings and construction cases. Mr. Penn has also previously advised on a wide range of transactional matters for corporate, nonprofit and government clients. His matters have included the disposition of federal
government assets (through bulk and individual sales, structured sales, and securitizations), as well as municipal bond issuances, corporate acquisitions, and sales. Mr. Penn also advised corporate and nonprofit clients on corporate organization and transactional matters. For example, Mr. Penn represented the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in connection with development dispositions, including the negotiation and drafting of land disposition agreements, deeds, construction and use covenants, affordable housing covenants, and easements. He also was the primary outside counsel to the Washington Convention and Sports Authority in connection with the design, development and operation of the Marriott Marquis that serves as the headquarters hotel adjacent to the Washington Convention Center. Mr. Penn advised the Authority in the negotiation of all key transaction documents associated with the hotel, including the ground lease, funding and development agreement, and room block agreement.
Mr. Penn is a member of the District of Columbia bar. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University.
Sherry F. Bellamy
Nicholas S. Penn