Laurie Purpuro is a government affairs advisor in the firm’s public policy and law group. She focuses on energy, sustainability, and agriculture innovation policy.
Prior to joining the firm, Laurie served as senior policy advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She has more than 10 years of 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. Laurie has advised Members of Congress on issues including the environment, energy, tax, interior, agriculture, and appropriations.
Laurie has experience with energy efficiency programs including the Energy Star program, where she assists clients in developing comments and engaging Members of Congress on Energy Star issues. She also works on emissions reduction policy including advocating on behalf of clients for policy to support carbon utilization. Her work on behalf of agriculture clients includes supporting establishment of an Office of Urban Agriculture as well as the Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority (AGARA) at USDA. In addition to her Capitol Hill experience, Laurie served as Director of Government Relations for the American Forest and Paper Association, where she lobbied Congress on environmental and transportation issues.
- “Money for nothing: Rethinking CO2,” The Hill, 14 October 2016