Jennings Strouss Opens Washington, D.C. Office


Phoenix-based law firm Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. announced the opening of its Washington, D.C. office on January 1, 2004. The new office gives Phoenix's seventh-largest law firm a presence in the nation's capital and expands its capacity in serving clients in regulatory and advocacy matters, energy, biotechnology, Internet and technology.

Attorney Joel L. Greene will be the lead partner in the office. He has been in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area since 1974, assisting clients in energy regulatory matters, legal strategic planning, contract negotiations and advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state commissions and the courts.

Greene is very active in the energy industry, having served on the North American Energy Standards Board, Edison Electric Institute Order 636 Task Force, and the Energy Bar Association. This past summer he was elected Chairman of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), a 900-member organization formed in the U.S. in 1909 whose members are involved in "district energy systems," a more efficient, environmentally responsible method of heating and cooling buildings on campuses and in most major cities, with steam, hot water and/or chilled water. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University.

Also joining the firm is Alyssa Anne Schindler, an associate practicing in regulatory and energy law. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University.

"The opening of the D.C. office enables Jennings Strouss to better serve our regional and national clients," said Managing Attorney John C. West. "It complements the strengths of our energy/utilities, biotechnology, Internet and other practices, and positions us at the center of federal government agencies. The experience and capabilities of the lawyers staffing our D.C. office will serve as a valuable resource to our clients."