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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Stephanie Collett Sparks has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Litigation practice area in the Dallas office.

Ms. Sparks focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, health care, and energy transactional and regulatory matters. She counsels clients on complex transactional and regulatory matters in the energy and health care industries. Her extensive finance and complex commercial litigation experience includes representing clients in contract disputes, financial services lawsuits, class actions, securities suits, fraud, theft of trade secrets and business torts.

She has substantial experience as lead counsel in both energy litigation and regulatory matters representing utilities, investors, retail electric providers (REPs), power developers, owners of conventional and renewable generation, and other banking and financial clients in breach of contract suits; business litigation; utility service disputes; energy project transactions; and regulatory proceedings and contested cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). She has broad experience interpreting and complying with the complex regulatory requirements that govern energy developers, REPs and utilities’ operations within the PUCT and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

“Stephanie’s significant trial experience and regulatory knowledge in the energy and health care sectors adds industry-specific depth to our practice and also gives us an experienced and seasoned litigator on the ground in Texas,” said Thomas P. Cimino, Chair of the firm’s Litigation practice area. Noting the firm’s recent expansion into Dallas, Mr. Cimino added, “Her addition increases the considerable momentum we are experiencing as we build our Dallas office and we are excited to have her as a member of the Vedder Price litigation team.”

“I was particularly drawn to the firm’s focus on client service and the opportunity to contribute and help build out our presence in Dallas,” said Ms. Sparks. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Dallas and across all of the firm’s offices.”

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Sparks spent her career with Jackson Walker. She earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law with honors, and her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin with honors.


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