Stephanie Hart Elected as Vice President of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Board

2.10.09

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., is pleased to announce that Stephanie Hart, an Associate with the firm's Phoenix office, has been elected as Vice President to the Board of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix, Arizona.

Hart, a Phoenix resident, focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on real estate and employment law. Prior to joining Jennings Strouss, Ms. Hart practiced in New York and Los Angeles, serving the needs of business clients in "bet-the-company" commercial litigations. Ms. Hart also served as law clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. Southern District of New York. Ms. Hart worked as campaign staff in the 2008 presidential primary elections; she continues to volunteer her time as Special Counsel to the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hart served in the United States Peace Corps in Poland teaching English as a second language. Hart received her law degree from the Columbia University School of Law (2000) and her B.A. from Arizona State University (1993).

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to support the Peace Corps through my involvement on the Board," said Hart. "Participating in the Peace Corps has always been a worthwhile experience."

The Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix is a community of former and prospective volunteers who live in the Phoenix and Central Arizona region. The focus of the group is to promote Peace Corps ideals through cultural education, community outreach and service. It also provides social activities and emotional support for returned and future Peace Corps volunteers and their families.