Sherry Bellamy helps clients navigate the regulatory landscape and conduct internal investigations. She has particularly deep experience in the telecommunications and energy industries.
Sherry retired in 2009 as vice president and deputy general counsel for Verizon Business, where she oversaw litigation and regulatory matters for Verizon’s enterprise and government sales division. At Verizon Communications, she served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, including president and chief executive officer of Verizon’s Maryland subsidiary, a role in which she represented the company’s interests in both regulatory and legislative matters as the company evolved from a monopoly telephone company into a competitive telecom provider.
Sherry's service at Verizon included being part of the merger approval teams on the company’s three foundational mergers: Bell Atlantic-NYNEX, 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. Her nearly 20-year tenure at Verizon also included overseeing the state general counsels in New England, New York, and the mid-Atlantic. She also served as vice president, general counsel, and secretary for C&P Telephone, the D.C. operating subsidiary.
Sherry has extensive experience with philanthropic board service, presently serving as a member of the Dean's Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine following 20 years' service as a trustee. She was also a member of the JHHS Audit, Compliance and Insurance Committee, the Patient Safety and Quality Committee, and the External Affairs Committee at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is currently a member of the board of the Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital. Her prior board service includes serving as chair of the board of directors of the Atlas Performing Arts Center in D.C., a director and Executive Committee member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the board of managers of Swarthmore College, her alma mater.