Jorge L. San Miguel is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group, based in Puerto Rico. For over 25 years, he has specialized in environmental law and litigation, energy, land use and permitting matters and government/regulatory affairs. He has represented businesses in all types of proceedings involving environmental issues before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, and the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority.
He was most recently a Capital Member of Ferraiuoli, LLC, in San Juan, P.R., where he was Chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental Law Practice Group, and Co-Chair of the Government and Legislative Affairs Practice Group.
Mr. San Miguel has been involved in numerous energy infrastructure projects and cases, successfully representing clients on compliance and expansion matters before government agencies, on project development planning and execution and advocacy before legislative bodies (local and federal), the PREPA and others. Relevant projects include petroleum terminal facility infrastructure (ExxonMobil, Shell, Puma Bayamon Terminal Facility), alternate renewable energy project development (Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC Resource Recovery Facility), renewable energy projects (Ridgeline Energy LLC/Atlantic Power – Solar; Aspenall Energies LLC – Wind); LNG combined cycle power plant proposal (Siemens Energy, Inc./Puma Energy).
In 2009, Mr. San Miguel helped lead a team that drafted Puerto Rico’s Permits Process Reform Act Bill, with Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Commerce. The significant permitting changes helped increase private investment and economic growth.
On the Government/Regulatory affairs front, Mr. San Miguel chaired and co-chaired the 2008 and 2012 Platform Committees for Governor Luis Fortuño, respectively. At the national level, he served in the 2012 and 2016 Republican Party Platform Committee, also as a member of that platform’s subcommittee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment.
As part of his government and legislative affairs experience, on January 12, 2016, Mr. San Miguel testified before the U.S. Congress (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee of Natural Resources) on the Puerto Rico crisis and the matter of “Exploring Energy Challenges and Opportunities Facing Puerto Rico.” He has worked on related policymaking, permitting, regulatory, restructuring and economic development matters before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and the Executive and Legislative branches of both State and Municipal governments. He has worked on matters related to Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic crisis and Congressional involvement under PROMESA, infrastructure conditions and resulting environmental impacts and opportunities for investment and economic growth initiatives.
- Recognized in the 2015 Latin America Edition of Chambers & Partners as a Leading Individual in Environmental Law
- Recognized by Best Lawyers® International, an organization with a Board of Advisors comprised of leaders from the world’s leading law firms and General Counsel of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies, as a Best Lawyer® in Puerto Rico for Corporate and M&A Law (2013-2015)
- Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year Corporate and M&A Law 2014