“We are excited to add three attorneys with such diverse experiences to the firm,” stated J. Scott Rhodes, Managing Attorney at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “Gary Newell’s knowledge and experience in energy, Jeff Gardner’s extensive litigation skills, and Shelley Tolman’s ability to effectively navigate construction litigation will provide great value to our clients.”
Gary J. Newell has decades of experience in Energy Law, focused in the areas of electric utility, natural gas and nuclear power. Well known in the energy sector, Mr. Newell has represented municipalities, municipal joint action agencies and cooperative utility companies in proceedings related to the supply and transmission of electric power and natural gas. He has also been instrumental in negotiations leading to the conception of Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) in several U.S. areas, as well as in administrative proceedings involving terms for natural gas transportation services and nuclear generation stations.
“I was attracted to Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s decades-long involvement with public power, and by the singular focus of the Washington, D.C. office on providing public power entities a strong and effective voice before FERC and other regulatory agencies,” stated Newell. “I’ve known several of the firm’s energy attorneys for years, and have the greatest respect for their knowledge and experience, and for the skillfulness with which they advocate for their clients. I am excited by the opportunity to practice with them as colleagues and delighted to be a part of the firm.”
Jeffrey D. Gardner focuses his litigation practice on securities, class action, employment, real estate and intellectual property matters. His experience also includes commercial and public finance law, as well as broker-dealer and registered investment advisor regulation and compliance. Mr. Gardner has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and numerous other regulatory agencies throughout the United States.
“I was drawn to Jennings, Strouss & Salmon because of the firm’s stellar reputation and excellent lawyers,” said Gardner. “Jennings Strouss offers clients terrific value, thoughtful solutions and exceptional legal advice, I am thrilled to be a part of the firm.”
An Arizona native, Shelley Tolman concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law, surety law, government contracts and complex commercial litigation. Her broad range of experience, resolving issues relating to the False Claims Act, the Miller Act, construction contract claims, bid protests, lien actions, and surety issues, expands the firm’s construction litigation services.
“I was drawn to Jennings, Strouss & Salmon because of the firm’s history of obtaining outstanding litigation results, and its reputation for integrity,” commented Tolman. “I’m proud to join a great group of attorneys with extensive experience in construction and surety law.”
About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; 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, land use and zoning; 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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