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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands Energy Practice: Energy Attorney Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón joins the firm’s Washington, D.C. office

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Phoenix (March 12, 2013) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón has joined the firm’s energy practice as an associate in its Washington, D.C. office.

“We are pleased to welcome Andrea to the firm’s energy practice. She brings with her a wealth of energy law experience ranging from traditional regulatory matters to complex market issues, both domestically and internationally,” said Debra Roby, Chair of the firm’s energy practice. “In addition to her legal knowledge, Andrea’s experience with a state utility regulator complements our team well.”

Sarmentero spent the past four years as a staff attorney in the counsel’s office at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.  Prior to practicing in the United States, she worked in the office of the General Secretariat with the Council of European Energy Regulators in Brussels, Belgium, and in the private sector as an attorney in the Project Finance Division of DLA Piper in Madrid, Spain.  Sarmentero also worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., focusing on electricity restructuring in various European countries.

“I am excited about the prospect of re-entering private practice and delighted to join Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s growing energy team,” states Sarmentero. “This is a very challenging time for energy businesses everywhere, and I look forward to joining a team of distinguished attorneys who possess extensive experience representing clients in the ever changing energy industry.”

Sarmentero is admitted to the New York Bar.  She earned a J.D. from the University of Málaga in Spain, an LLM in Energy Law & Policy from the University of Dundee in the UK, and completed the NY Law School Foreign Lawyer Training Program.  Sarmentero also earned a Diploma in International Nuclear Energy Law from the University of Montpellier in France and a Master of Business and International Trade from the University Complutense of Madrid.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Energy Bar Association.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest’s leading law firms, providing legal counsel for nearly 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s primary areas of practice include bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; real estate; sports and entertainment; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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