MARCELLA BURKE is an energy lawyer and strategic advisor in the Houston and Washington DC offices of King & Spalding LLP. With a background in corporate upstream mergers and acquisitions, she counsels clients across the energy sector, including conventional oil and gas, hydraulic fracturing, renewables, and offshore wind on high stakes environmental and regulatory matters. Marcella served at the U.S. Department of the Interior as the Deputy Solicitor for Energy and Natural Resources, and Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. In these roles, Marcella was lead counsel for BLM, BOEM, and BSEE. She oversaw all BLM, BOEM, and BSEE rulemakings and enforcement matters, and high-stakes, complex energy disputes. She served as Counsel to the Royalty Policy Committee and received appointments with the Regulatory Reform Task Force and as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) team lead for all energy project approvals. In these roles, she worked closely with the Department of Justice, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Office of Management & Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and other federal agencies.