Before joining the firm in April 2009, Lisa spent ten years serving in key governmental roles and the business community, developing energy policy and strategy. She was appointed Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy (DOE) for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs by President George W. Bush. During her tenure, Lisa was DOE’s lead contact with Congressional Members and staff, and promoted the Administration’s energy policies, as well as negotiating positions on appropriations and authorization bills, such as the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. She also worked closely with DOE program offices, including the Loan Guarantee Program office, to coordinate agency decisions and goals.
Lisa also served at the White House on the National Economic Council as a Special Assistant to the President. Before her Administration tenure, she was a lead Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee staffer for then-Chairman Domenici, and worked on key provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Lisa also spent time practicing energy law at another Washington, DC law firm.
Assistant Secretary, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, 2007-2009
Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, White House National Economic Council, 2006-2007
Counsel, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate, 2003-2006
Senior Legislative Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy, 2001-2003