Greenberg Traurig Attorney Ashley C. Brown Recognized by President Dilma Rousseff for work on Brazilian Power Sector

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Ashley C. Brown, attorney with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was recognized by President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

Ashley C. Brown, attorney with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was recognized by President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil during her recent address concerning the reduction of energy costs in Brazil, which she delivered on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

In her discourse, President Rousseff recalled her experience during her tenure as Minister of Energy in which she collaborated with Brown on a variety of energy policy matters for Brazil over the past 15 years. Specifically, President Rousseff formally thanked Brown for his contributions to the advancement of the Brazilian Power Sector. Recently, Brown authored a report for the government entitled “Concessions, Markets and Public Policy in the Brazilian Power Sector,” in which he advises the Brazilian government on the design of its electricity market and regulations.

"Evidenced most recently by his report on the Brazilian Power Sector, Ashley’s knowledge of international energy and infrastructure markets coupled with his experience serving as an advisor to governments, regulators, and private clients in more than 25 countries has been a tremendous addition to Greenberg Traurig,” said Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, chair of the firm’s Global Practice Group and co-chair of its Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice.

Brown focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure regulation and both domestic and international law. He has served as a consultant for foreign countries worldwide, providing counsel on drafting laws, policies and regulations for energy, public utilities, air quality and electricity matters. Among other things, he also played a significant role in drafting regulatory and energy laws in Hungary, Ukraine, Tanzania, Liberia, and Equatorial Guinea, and has worked extensively in Russia, India, Indonesia, Argentina, Bangladesh, South Africa, Zambia, and Namibia.

Brown also has extensive experience in U.S. energy markets, having served for 10 years as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and currently serving as the Executive Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as an instructor of infrastructure in the market economy at Harvard’s Executive Program on Infrastructure. He is the author of multiple publications including being the co-author of The World Bank's Manual for evaluating Infrastructure Regulation.

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice brings together a multidisciplinary team of professionals from across the firm to assist clients with a broad range of national and international project finance and infrastructure development opportunities. The Global Energy & Infrastructure team advises energy companies, utilities, project developers, investors, regulators, government entities and other industry participants on key issues and challenges affecting their businesses.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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