Class Action: Alumni making news, September 2018

Alumnus Jerry Oldroyd (’76) receives EDCUTAH’s Thayne Robson Award
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.

Marilee L. Miller (’06) receives award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General
The award was for successful investigation and prosecution of a case involving 10 individuals (including the clinic owner, a doctor, and two nurse practitioners) who were unlawfully distributing opioids and other controlled dangerous substances at each of two health care clinics in Maryland. Miller is currently an Assistant Attorney General with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Before that position she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in California for several years, practiced white collar defense and civil litigation at Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Utah Supreme Court and U.S. District Court.

Michael Squires (’18) appointed Government Affairs Director at the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)
Born and raised in Utah, Squires has been involved in politics at the local, state and federal level for the past 15 years. Prior to coming to S.J. Quinney, he worked in Washington, D.C. as a senior environmental policy advisor to a member of Congress. It was here that Squires developed an in interest in environmental law and policy. He continued this work throughout law school, and has ultimately pursued an environmental certificate at law school. Following graduation, he was hired as the government affairs director at the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) where he continues to apply his legal training and policy background.