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Jennings Strouss Welcomes Dina G. Aouad and Lauren R. Smith to the Firm

September 25, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (September 25, 2020) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Dina G. Aouad and Lauren R. Smith have joined the Firm as Law Clerks, as they seek admission to the Arizona bar.

Aouad will focus her practice on commercial litigation and labor and employment. She graduated with Honors from Arizona State University with a B.A.Sc. in Political Science and Government with a minor in Business. She is a recent graduate of University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law where she earned her J.D. There, she was elected President of the Law Women’s Association, and she was involved with the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. In 2019, Aouad worked at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. as a Summer Associate. Prior to that, she worked as a Legal Intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

“I am so pleased to have Dina rejoin us at Jennings Strouss,” stated Eric Gere, Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group, “We know that she will be a valuable member of the team.”

“I am thrilled to be back at Jennings Strouss once again,” said Aouad, “I can’t wait to jumpstart my legal career at such an exceptional firm.”

Smith will focus her practice on corporate governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, finance, and real estate matters. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.A. in Business Law. She is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where she earned her J.D., magna cum laude. There, she was involved with the Arizona State Law Journal as a Note and Comment Editor. In 2019, Smith also worked at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C as a Summer Associate. Prior to that, she worked as a Legal Intern for JDA Software.

“I am confident that Lauren will make a great addition to our practice,” stated Richard Lieberman, Chair of the Firm’s Business Transactions practice group, “Her contributions to our Firm will provide tremendous assistance as we help companies in all stages of their development, from formation to exit, and transactions along the way.”

“I am delighted to once again be working with the people of Jennings Strouss,” said Smith. “I couldn’t think of a better place to start my legal career.”

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

For over 75 years, Jennings Strouss has been dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. The firm is well-known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. We have a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision of success.

Through our offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., we leverage resources both regionally and nationally to serve our expanding client base. Jennings Strouss is deeply rooted in each of our locations’ legal and business communities, and is especially instrumental in helping shape the dynamic growth of Arizona and many of its institutions. The firm promotes a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, coupled with a healthy, well-managed, and friendly atmosphere of collaboration.

Our primary areas of practice include advertising and media law; agribusiness; automobile dealership law; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; eminent domain and condemnation; employee benefits and pensions; energy; estate planning and probate; family law and domestic relations; finance; healthcare; insurance defense; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; medical malpractice; mergers and acquisitions; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; and tax.

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