Brian Skretny

Brian Skretny

Public Policy Advisor

Brian Skretny provides strategic advice and counsel to clients on a variety of matters before both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. As a former litigator with more than 15 years of experience in public policy, Mr. Skretny brings to the table a diverse set of skills and a nuanced understanding of the intersection between law and politics. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Skretny served as Global Energy Advisor and Senior Professional Staff to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was the lead advisor to the Chairman and other Members of Congress on matters involving energy, the environment, telecommunications and emerging technologies. Mr. Skretny coordinated committee hearings and facilitated the overwhelming bipartisan passage of numerous bills, including legislation to promote the availability of energy resources worldwide, increase access to electricity in the developing world, develop and implement a strategy for the adoption of secure 5G wireless communications technology in the United States and abroad, strengthen wildlife trafficking laws and enforcement efforts, and reduce marine debris and plastic waste in the ocean. 

Mr. Skretny also served as the longtime Legislative Director to Congressman Eliot Engel. In that role, Mr. Skretny worked to develop and implement the Congressman’s legislative agenda with particular emphasis on matters before the Energy and Commerce Committee. Specifically, Mr. Skretny focused on policy governing the production, distribution and consumption of traditional and renewable energy, as well policy governing telecommunications and technology including spectrum management, cybersecurity and digital privacy. Mr. Skretny also managed the Energy and National Security Caucus.

In addition, Mr. Skretny led government relations activities for two independent nonprofit organizations. At Rural Investment to Protect the Environment, Mr. Skretny worked with USDA officials and members of the House and Senate agriculture committees to promote climate-smart farm practices. At the American Clean Skies Foundation, Mr. Skretny worked with Obama Administration officials to diversify fuel sources across our transportation sector.

Mr. Skretny began his career as a litigation associate at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington DC.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • Master of Laws, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 1999

      Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • BA, Political Science, minor in Mathematics, State University of New York at Geneseo, 1995

      With honors

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