Majority Chief Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee Energy, Climate and Grid Security Subcommittee
Mary currently serves as Chief Counsel for Energy and Environment with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Previously, Mary served as policy counsel and committee executive to the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As committee executive, she managed the Chamber’s Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Committee, the Chamber’s primary vehicle for creating and developing policy on energy and environmental air issues and initiatives. Before joining the Chamber, Martin spent 10 years as an attorney in private practice litigating complex commercial disputes, including environmental contamination, toxic tort, breach of contract, and insurance coverage matters. Most recently, she was Of Counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. Martin earned her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law and her B.A. in English summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. Immediately following law school, Martin clerked for Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr., when he was a trial judge in the Prince William County Circuit Court of Virginia.