Brooke has extensive knowledge of the labyrinthine procedures and culture of Kentucky government. Being registered both as an executive branch and legislative branch agent, coupled with more than 14 years of service as a senior state government employee, Brooke serves clients in a wide variety of matters before the Kentucky state government and advocates client interests before key state legislators and senior executive branch officials.
She has deep experience representing client interests before key regulatory authorities, navigating the permitting process, and helping them secure economic development incentives, public grants, and loans on the state and federal level. Brook has also supported clients who are in disputes with state agencies or are in need of guidance and/or introductions through the administrative and regulatory process.
Brooke provides consulting services for clients and does not act as a lawyer for or provide legal advice to clients.
Brooke’s policy expertise is necessarily broad, but her experiences are particularly deep in regard to energy issues. As a senior Beshear Administration official at the Energy & Environment Cabinet, Brooke was very involved in a wide range of issues including regulation of coal and natural gas generation and production, renewables, energy efficiency promotion, and clean air and water enforcement.
Over the past decade, Brooke has developed an in-depth knowledge of agriculture policy, law and regulation, with a primary focus on hemp and CBD issues. Brooke has become one of the leading advisors for Firm client, US Hemp Roundtable. In her role, she has developed an unparalleled knowledge of regulatory and legal regimes in all 50 states, developed relationships, and a unique practice of managing state lobbyists and monitoring legislation across the country.
Lobbyist for former Governor Steve Beshear, as Executive Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Energy & Environment Cabinet
Executive Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Energy & Environment Cabinet
Executive Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Chief of Staff and Assistant State Treasurer, Office of the Kentucky State Treasurer