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Sarah A. Strunk

Chair of the Board, Fennemore

Business and Mining Attorney

2021 Medal of Merit Recipient

Sarah Strunk is Chair of the Board of Directors of Fennemore Craig, a Mountain West Law Firm.  Strunk has represented numerous clients in the mining and natural resource industry over the past 3 decades and has been involved in many exciting development projects.  She practices in business and finance law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, international sales contracts and exploration projects.

Prior to joining Fennemore, Strunk was Corporate Counsel to the copper and molybdenum division of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company.  Ms. Strunk’s first day at a mine site was her second day of work at Cyprus Amax.  On that day she visited the mine and smelter in Miami, Arizona.  She absolutely loved the industry and people, describing the experience as “coming home”.

Ms. Strunk has served on the Board of the Arizona Mining Association.  She has been a long-time trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), was the Mining Co-Chair for an Annual Institute and currently serves on their Investment and International Committees and acts as the regional annual institute program co-chair for Arizona.  She has presented papers at RMMLF special and annual institutes, including on Corporate Audits and Investigations and International Mining Due Diligence.

Ms. Strunk was the Chair of the Board of Brio Gold, now part of Equinox Gold and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees.

She is been consistently recognized in the International Who’s Who Legal®, Mining Law (2011-2021), Chambers USA®, leading lawyers for business (2005-2021), Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate and Mining law (2011-2021), Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2016) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2017), Southwest Super Lawyers®, for Mergers and Acquisitions (2007-2021) and their Top 25 Women in 2017, listed as one of the Top 100 Lawyers (AZ Business Magazine, 2018), Outstanding Women in Business (Phoenix Business Journal, 2019) and 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business (AZ Business Magazine, 2014).

When she is not working or speaking, Sarah enjoys gardening, cooking and entertaining at home with her husband of 30+ years and their English Labrador dog, Wyatt, a/k/a “The Marshal.”  Both Sarah and her husband are avid scuba divers, having been all over the world.  Some of their favorite dive spots are the Fiji Islands and Palau.


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