Miriam Grunstein, Ph.D., is chief energy counsel at Brilliant Energy Consulting, nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico, and professor and researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She also teaches part-time at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas. Her consulting and research focus on energy law, public regulation, administrative law and international transactions. Grunstein practiced energy law in the Mexico City offices of several international law firms and represented energy companies in various transactions. Her legal publications include books and articles on energy law, especially related to hydrocarbons. She also served as a consultant on energy regulation to the Mexican Senate, Pemex and Mexico's 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 Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures.