Miriam Grunstein, Ph.D., is chief energy counsel at Brilliant Energy Consulting, a nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico, and a part-time professor and researcher at the Universidad ORT Mexico. Her consulting and research focus on energy law, public regulation, administrative law and international transactions.
Grunstein has practiced energy law in the Mexico City offices of several international law firms and represented energy companies in a variety transactions. Her legal publications include books and articles on energy law, especially as it relates to hydrocarbons. She has also served as a consultant on energy regulation to Pemex and to Mexico’s Senate and Federal Electricity Commission. In 2012, she won the Fernando Cuevas Prize, awarded by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean for the best essay on energy and climate change.
Grunstein holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico, a law degree (summa cum laude) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and a doctorate (summa cum laude) from New York University in the language and literature of Spain and Portugal.