Jerold G. Oldroyd

Senior Counsel, Ballard Spahr

Jerold G. Oldroyd concentrates on communications and government affairs, including advising clients on the regulatory, legislative, and municipal aspects of telecommunications law. In that capacity, he is experienced in negotiating and drafting interconnection, collocation, franchise, siting, and other business and commercial agreements. He has also been responsible for documenting transactions for telecommunications companies structuring optical fiber long-haul routes and metropolitan-area networks.

Jerry represented the Utah Department of Financial Institutions as a special assistant attorney general. He has also represented financial institutions regarding regulatory matters, including chartering de novo industrial banks, obtaining FDIC insurance of accounts, establishing policies and procedures, and advising boards of directors. Jerry has been involved in documenting, structuring, negotiating, and making application and obtaining regulatory approval for mergers and acquisitions of depository institutions and trust company and holding company activities. Additionally, he has advised financial institutions on online deposit programs regarding compliance with Utah law and conducted a 50-state survey of laws governing deposit taking.

Jerry has many years of experience in the lobbying and government relations area. He has assisted in the passage of legislation and participated in numerous hearings before administrative and regulatory agencies on a variety of matters, including technology, financial institutions, and communications. He was involved in drafting, negotiating, and securing the passage of the Utah Venture Capital Enhancement Act, which attracts venture capital markets to assist Utah-based early-stage ventures.