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Laurie B. Purpuro

Government Affairs Advisor
Fax +1.202.778.9100
Ms. Purpuro is a government affairs advisor in the firm’s Public Policy and Law group. She focuses on energy policy.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Purpuro served as senior policy advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She has more than 10 years experience on Capitol Hill working for Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) as Deputy Chief of Staff, and for Congressman Jim Saxton (R-NJ) and Congressman Bob Davis (R-MI) as Legislative Director. Ms. Purpuro has advised Members of Congress on issues including the environment, energy, tax, interior, agriculture, and appropriations. For ten years, Laurie has worked on issues related to the Energy Star Windows program including developing comments in response to criteria proposals, working with a client to implement a successful campaign to change DOE and then Environmental Protection Agency windows criteria, and engaging Members of Congress on Energy Star issues.

In addition to her Capitol Hill experience, Ms. Purpuro served as Director of Government Relations for the American Forest and Paper Association, where she lobbied Congress on environmental and transportation issues.