Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jeffrey D. Gardner Elected Chair of Securities Regulation Section of State Bar of Arizona


PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 18, 2014) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey D. Gardner has been elected Chair of the Securities Regulation Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
“It is quite an honor to have been selected to serve as chair of the Securities Regulation Committee,” states Gardner. “I am following in the footsteps of many fine attorneys, including my fellow partner at Jennings Strouss, Brad Martorana, who is currently finishing his term as chair.”
Having back-to-back chairs of the committee reflects Jennings Strouss’ dedication to, and depth of experience in, the areas of securities and business law.
“Jeff has been a de facto leader on the securities council, and it is only natural that he steps into the role as chair,” states Martorana, who focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, health care transactions and tax.
Gardner, vice-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation department, focuses his practice in the areas of securities litigation, class actions, employment, real estate and intellectual property. His experience also includes commercial and public finance law, as well as broker-dealer and registered investment advisor regulation and compliance. A litigator with extensive experience, Gardner has successfully represented businesses and individuals in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Arizona Corporation Commission Securities Division, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, and numerous other regulatory agencies throughout the United States.
Gardner is also the co-chair of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee of the American Bar Association. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in PhoenixPeoria, 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; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com and follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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