Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands National Energy Practice


Prominent energy attorney Debbie A. Swanstrom joins the firm's Washington, D.C. office

Phoenix (October 31, 2012) - Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Debbie A. Swanstrom has joined the firm's energy practice as a Member in its Washington, DC office.

"Energy continues to be an industry where policy and technology are ever changing," said J. Scott Rhodes, Managing Attorney of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. "Debbie's wide-range of experience will greatly compliment the services our energy attorneys currently offer clients."

Swanstrom brings more than 23 years of experience representing clients from diverse segments of the electric and natural gas industries. She frequently represents clients on regulatory matters related to renewable generation and electric transmission projects, as well as energy trading. Swanstrom counsels clients on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations, as well as the reliability standards developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and regional entities; conducts compliance training and internal audits or investigations; and litigates disputes before FERC, state commissions and courts.

"Debbie helps clients proactively shape regulatory policies," states Debra D. Roby, Chair of the firm's energy practice. "She builds coalitions and advocates clients' interests in regulatory proceedings, as well as helps clients implement effective compliance programs. We are very excited to have her join our team."

Swanstrom is a member of the Energy Bar Association's Compliance and Enforcement Committee and Chair of the Women in Power Forum, which brings together women leaders in government and business to improve electric policies. She is a frequent author and presenter on topics surrounding the electric utility industry. Swanstrom earned a B. A. from St. Cloud State University, with highest honors, and a J.D. from George Washington University, with honors.

"Jennings Strouss is a dynamic firm with a reputation for providing top notch client service in the energy space," states Swanstrom. "I look forward to joining such a talented team of energy lawyers who are distinguished in the field of representing governmental utilities and electric cooperatives."

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