Burke named to BLM post

Aug 21, 2009
by WLJ
Burke named to BLM post

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Robert Abbey announced last week Marcilynn Burke, an attorney and professor at the University of Houston Law Center, as deputy director for policy of BLM. “Marcilynn Burke brings a well-rounded knowledge of natural resource and environmental stewardship issues to the table,” Abbey said. “Her expertise in renewable energy and other land management issues will make her a valuable member of the BLM’s leadership team.”

Burke most recently taught environmental law courses on land use and its management, natural resources, and property at the University of Houston Law Center in Texas. She has also served as visiting assistant professor of law at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ, and at Seattle University School of Law. She previously was with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, D.C, where she focused on environmental law, antitrust, and civil and criminal litigation.

Burke received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree from Yale Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the Eastern District of Virginia. — WLJ