Rosendo Garza handles energy matters, including regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. He represents clients in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy, and federal courts. Also, Rosendo is a member of the team of lawyers serving as general counsel to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), a regional utility consortium engaged in the wholesale markets for electrical power. In this role, Rosendo represents NEPOOL before the FERC and regularly provides counsel related to the design and operation of the region's wholesale electric markets.
Prior to working in the Energy and Utilities practice group, Rosendo worked as a litigator assisting companies defending claims alleging unfair trade practices, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and violation of the Connecticut Product Liability Act.
Rosendo is passionate about pro bono work. As a way to continue working with service members, he represents military veterans in landlord-tenant disputes, as a well as helping clients with discharge upgrades. Also, Rosendo successfully represented a pro bono client in an appeal before the Second Circuit related to his constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment, where the appellate court reversed the district court's grant of summary judgement. In addition, Rosendo represented a young Ecuadorian mother and helped her regain custody of her son pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
After law school, Rosendo served as a law clerk for the Honorable Alexandra D. DiPentima, Chief Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In addition, he is an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, having previously served three tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. While in law school, Rosendo received hands-on training in the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic, where he represented a transgender woman in obtaining asylum and earned a graduate certificate in Human Rights. He is fluent in Spanish.
J. Rene Frechette Scholarship
Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship
Hartford County Bar Association Scholarship
CALI Excellence Awards: Moot Court, Comparative Law: Latin American Law, Capital Punishment, and Evolution of Crime Victim's Rights
Chrysalis Center, Board of Directors
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Board of Directors