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Laurie B. Purpuro

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 US 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.

  • "NGA Glass Conference: Isle of Palms,” February 2024
  • “Regulatory, Rules and Requirements Revisited: Part II of a Discussion on Requirements Applicable to Foreign and Domestic Purchasers of U.S. Agricultural Property,” American Agricultural Law Association Annual Agricultural Law Symposium, November 2023
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  • Quoted, “DOE in 2024: Hydrogen, LNG and climate,” Energy Monitor Worldwide, 6 January 2024
  • Quoted, “DOE in 2024: Hydrogen, LNG and climate,” E&E News, 5 January 2024
  • Mentioned, "Lobbying Contracts - Bottom line,", 20 September 2022

2020 Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Algae Biomass Organization
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