Marcella Burke is a partner at King & Spalding where she leads the Houston office’s Environmental Health and Safety practice. She served at the EPA as Deputy General Counsel. She also served at the DOI as Deputy Solicitor for Energy and Natural Resources, and Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, where she oversaw legal defense of the administration’s management of federal lands, rulemakings and comments to proposed rules, and enforcement matters. She served as Counsel to the Royalty Policy Committee and received appointments to the DOI’s Regulatory Reform Task Force and as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) team lead for all energy project approvals. She leads her firm’s Energy Transition initiative and is a board member of the Houston ESG Council.