Elena Brennan works with clients on a variety of complex policy issues, including technology, trade, transportation, energy, environment, interstate and foreign commerce, and financial services. Drawing from a background of over nine years of experience in federal, statewide, and local political campaigns, public affairs consulting, and the US Congress, Ms. Brennan has dedicated her career to helping lawmakers, businesses, non-profits, and other organizations navigate public policy and the political environment that surrounds it. Prior to joining the Legislative and Public Policy group, Ms. Brennan worked on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatives under the leadership of former Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and current Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR). Ms. Brennan also served as Legislative Assistant for Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in her positions in both the US House and the US Senate. In those roles, she advised the Senator on a wide range of issues, serving as her legislative liaison on both the US House Energy and Commerce Committee and US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee assignments.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Ms. Brennan assisted numerous clients in securing critical funding and regulatory relief in order to maintain their workforces through Congressional stimulus legislation. Throughout the pandemic, Ms. Brennan helped clients navigate implementation of stimulus legislation, obtain aid through various federal programs, and successfully secure essential critical infrastructure designations.
Ms. Brennan received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, graduating with High Distinction.
- BBA, Business Administration, University of Michigan, 2015, with High Distinction
- *Not admitted to the practice of law
- Legislative Assistant, Sen. Blackburn
- Legislative Assistant, Rep. Blackburn
- Legislative Clerk, Committee on Energy and Commerce