Goldsmith, Reese

Energy and climate policy interpreter. Federal agency navigator. Advocate and attorney for small businesses.

Reese Goldsmith capitalizes on her extensive knowledge of federal agencies’ complex regulatory schemes to provide in-depth interpretations of policy stemming from the Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budget. Reese also advocates on Capitol Hill, engaging committees that oversee energy, recreation, hospitality, climate, sustainability and public lands.

Reese is adept at navigating federal funding and regulatory enforcement programs, leveraging her experience serving at federal agencies such as the Department of Justice. Reese is a particularly valuable ally to small businesses engaging in Washington and successfully represented dozens of small businesses from a variety of industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. She nimbly shepherds clients through the federal policymaking process and advises small and large businesses alike on the material impact of newly-enacted federal policies.

Before joining Brownstein, Reese worked on behalf of Democrats in New Hampshire as an organizer during the 2018 midterms. Prior, she conducted research on administrative, environmental, and natural resource policy impacting small businesses for the SBA Office of Advocacy. She served as a law clerk in the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice; as a contractor to DOE’s Loan Programs Office; and worked for Rep. Albert Wynn (D-MD), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2017, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • B.A., 2008, Virginia Tech
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia