Monday, February 13, 2017

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Elects New Members

PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 10, 2017) - Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Vojtek "VK" Karpuk and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzon have been elected Members (Partners) of the firm, effective January 1, 2017.

"VK and Andrea have achieved the qualities of professional excellence and demonstrated attributes that are consistent with being a Member of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon," states John C. Norling, Managing Attorney of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. "The firm is honored to add them as Members and congratulates them both on the accomplishment of this major milestone in their careers."

Karpuk's practice is focused on corporate, securities and finance, intellectual property, government relations, and advertising. He works with both public and private companies on a broad range of legal issues, including private placements, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, and government affairs. Karpuk's intellectual property experience includes trademark registration and protection, protection of copyrightable works, technology license agreements, inventor agreements, and non-disclosure and non-compete agreements. He has experience working with a variety of clients ranging from a state university to emerging life-science companies. Karpuk earned a J.D. from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and a B.S., cum laude, in Political Science, from Arizona State University.

Sarmentero Garzon focuses her practice on energy regulatory and transactional matters. She works with clients in shaping natural gas and electric regulations and policies in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Sarmentero Garzon has worked on matters concerning transmission revenue requirements, transmission rate incentives, transmission planning and cost allocation, participation in regional energy and capacity markets, licensing of hydropower projects, compliance with FERC's pro-forma Tariff, and compliance with NERC electric reliability standards and PHMSA standards for natural gas pipelines. She received a J.D. at the University of Malaga in Spain, a L.L.M. at the University of Dundee in the UK, a Master's in Business and International Trade at the University Complutense in Madrid, Spain and a diploma in International Nuclear Energy Law at the University of Montpellier in France.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; automobile dealership law; 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; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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