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Landon Derentz (JD '12) Appointed to National Economic Council

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Pepperdine Law alumnus Landon Derentz (JD '12), a current policy adviser in the State Department Bureau of Energy Resources, has been chosen to join the National Economic Council, where he will coordinate international energy efforts.

Via E&E News:

A career civil servant known for his deep energy expertise in energy markets, Derentz was described by sources as evenhanded.

In recent years, his work has focused on the growing role in global security of liquefied natural gas.

He's also played a role in supporting State's energy policy issues, including Group of 20 energy policies, countering the Islamic State group's oil revenues, assessing the natural gas supplies and infrastructure needs of U.S. allies and strategic partners, and opening markets to energy trade and investment, according to his online bio.

"This is a critically important role, I believe the administration could not have found someone better than Landon for this position," said Amos Hochstein, the department's international energy adviser who worked with Derentz under former President Obama.

"His expertise," he added, "will support both the domestic energy needs of the United State and ensure energy security around the world."

The complete article may be found here

While a Pepperdine Law student, Derentz was featured in Pepperdine Magazine, which may be found here