Anna Burhop


Anna Burhop assists clients with effective participation in the legislative and regulatory processes. She advocates on behalf of clients in the energy, environmental and natural resources industries.

Before joining Bracewell, Anna was the environment director of regulatory and technical affairs at the American Chemistry Council, where she provided Clean Air Act policy and technical support on issues impacting the chemical manufacturing industry. She also previously served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works, developing policy and oversight strategy on issues related to the Clean Air Act, focusing on vehicle emission standards, National Ambient Air Quality Standards, renewable and alternative fuels, climate change and stationary source emissions issues. Before transitioning to clean air policy, she was part of the infrastructure team, working on the Water Resources Development Act and multiple surface transportation bills. Anna served on the Committee for seven years for Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Senator David Vitter of Louisiana. 

Anna also worked as Administrative Director for a premier health and wellness community in New Orleans. In this position, Anna worked with the CEO to develop and implement quality assurance initiatives as well as a repositioning strategy and related feasibility study for the community.

M.H.A., Tulane University, 2011
B.A., Trinity University, 2007

Known For: Energy and environment policy and regulatory strategy, focusing on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and other agencies

Interesting Career Note: Anna has worked on almost every major component of the Clean Air Act.

Fast Fact: A classically-trained pianist, at the age of 10, Anna refused her parents’ offer to replace her small upright with a grand piano, citing concerns that the Steinway lacked an adequate ledge for the candy jar used to reward her daily practice. To this day, she stands by her decision.