Matthew L. Cates Elected to Waste Not Board of Directors

11.18.09

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm focused on a variety of practices for corporate clients, is pleased to announce that Matthew L. Cates, a Member with the firm's Phoenix office, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Waste Not, a local perishable food donation network.

Cates, a Phoenix resident, focuses his practice on civil litigation. He has represented clients in insurance defense, insurance bad faith cases, and in civil appeals. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cates served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan R. Bolton, of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and to the Honorable Noel Fidel, of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

"Waste Not is a wonderful local organization which provides a much needed bridge between community waste and community need." said Matt Cates. "I am pleased to have the opportunity to support the Valley community through service on the Board of Directors for Waste Not."

About Waste Not

Hunger remains one of the most daunting challenges in the Phoenix valley today and nearly 50,000 children go to bed hungry in Maricopa County alone. Waste Not is a local perishable food donation network whose vision is for a community where wasted food is a thing of the past and no request for food goes unanswered.

Faced with a poverty status of a staggering 36%, individuals and families who live in Waste Not's primary and secondary delivery areas struggle day-to-day just to meet their basic daily requirements for food, clothing and housing. Waste Not's unique program provides a distinctive approach to helping feed the hungry men, women and children of the valley by providing, on average, 5,000 pounds of food daily to their recipient partner agencies. Not only does Waste Not provide nutritional sustenance, but donations made to their organization help the bottom line for local agencies that are using limited resources to help heal, educate and empower the clients they serve. For more information on Waste Not, please visit their website at www.wastenotaz.org.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jennings Strouss is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for more than 65 years through its offices in Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona, Washington, DC., and Las Vegas, Nevada. The firm's primary industries of practice include energy, health care, real estate, and technology. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com or call 602.495.2806.