A member of the firm’s National Tax Policy Group, Annie Starke creates and executes legislative initiatives, advocating on behalf of clients before Congress, analyzing legislative proposals and drafting legal memoranda and legislation. She brings substantial legislative, regulatory and PAC experience to her government relations practice.
Annie joined Brownstein from McGuireWoods Consulting, where she worked to position and advance client priorities primarily before Republican members of Congress and their senior tax staff and crossed the aisle to work with Democratic members on certain issues as well. By preparing memoranda on policy options and real-time legislative analyses, Annie secured client priorities in the final legislation during tax reform. She previously served as a tax staffer on the House Committee on Ways and Means, where she researched and drafted memoranda on policy options for tax reform, including charitable giving, and other legal issues. Annie also worked as a legislative and PAC analyst for the National Beer Wholesalers Association, advocating in favor of relevant legislation before members of Congress and their staff. As an assistant to the National Finance Chairman for Romney for President, Annie coordinated finance operations for over 500K donors and engineered and executed national fundraising events and retreats for Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan.
Annie is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, where she earned a Certificate in Law and Public Policy. She also served as an associate editor on the Catholic University Law Review, the law school’s flagship journal.