Republican Deputy Chief Counsel
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Kellie A. Donnelly joined the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate in 2003 and currently serves as the Republican Deputy Chief Counsel. The Committee has jurisdiction over all energy issues, as well as issues related to federal land ownership. In her position, Ms. Donnelly has a particular focus on electricity and renewable energy issues.
Prior to serving on the Committee, Ms. Donnelly was an attorney with the Energy and Environmental Group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP (the group was previously affiliated with Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand). In this capacity, Ms. Donnelly represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state regulatory commissions, and U.S. Courts. Ms. Donnelly’s practice also included assisting clients with natural resource issues such as hazardous waste, water rights, and endangered species.
Previously, Ms. Donnelly worked as a Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also served as Majority Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Ms. Donnelly holds a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross. She was a Congressional Stennis Fellow during the 110th Congress.