Top Natural Resources And Energy Lobbyist Eric Washburn Joins Bracewell & Giuliani’s Policy Resolution Group
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Policy Resolution Group (PRG) at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Eric Washburn is joining PRG as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Washburn will provide federal legislative and regulatory advice to the firm’s industry and non-profit clients on a broad range of policy matters including natural resources and energy issues.
Washburn previously held senior positions at BlueWater Strategies and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, at which time he became the founding Executive Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a coalition of dozens of leading hunting and fishing organizations. He has worked on a number of Democratic presidential campaigns, assisting in outreach to sportsmen.
Prior to joining the private sector, he was legislative director for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. He also served as a senior advisor to Majority Leader Harry Reid, including serving as Democratic Staff Director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
“We are excited to have Eric join the team,” said PRG Head Scott Segal. “His extensive public and private sector experience and his substantive expertise on major energy, environmental, national resources and other issues will greatly benefit our clients. A great deal of energy policy today is made by executive branch agencies. Eric will strengthen our already robust energy and environmental practice with his skills and experience with the Administration and executive agencies. He is also highly respected by both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill and throughout the private sector.”
“I am delighted to join Bracewell’s Policy Resolution Group,” said Washburn. “PRG’s unique comprehensive service model of offering legal, advocacy, and communications services under one roof sets it apart from the competition. Scott and I have been good friends for years and I’ve worked in collaboration with PRG on a variety of issues. The team has an outstanding reputation in Washington for its substance and knowledge of the issues.”
Washburn received a Master’s Degree in Forest Science from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology from Bowdoin College.
Formed in 2011, the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell & Giuliani helps clients around the world navigate our complex federal landscape, creating and implementing successful strategies to achieve our clients’ government relations objectives. PRG provides counsel and services in Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Information Gathering and Political Analysis, Strategic Communications and Legal Representation. PRG Founding Partners include Scott Segal, former EPA Congressional Affairs head Ed Krenik, Bracewell partner and lobbyist Dee Martin, and strategic communications experts Frank Maisano and Paul Nathanson.