Former U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Joins Williams & Jensen, PLLC

Former U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Joins Williams & Jensen, PLLC

 After more than two decades in public service, Buerkle joins the firm as a Principal where she will assist clients with challenging regulatory, enforcement and reputational issues.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2020 — Williams & Jensen, PLLC announced today that former U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Acting Chairman, The Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle joins the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a Principal.

Buerkle spent more than two decades in public service, most recently as the Acting Chairman and Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). During her six and a half years at the Commission, she encouraged transparency and strived for more inclusive engagement with all sectors of the regulated community. Her leadership at the agency ensured consumer safety, increased the agency’s effectiveness, and modernized the Agency’s ability to address emerging e-commerce safety issues.

“Ann Marie is a highly respected lawyer, regulator and legislator. Our clients will benefit from her unique experience and perspective as we tackle complex and challenging issues,” said Williams & Jensen Chairman and CEO, Susan Hirschmann. “The addition of Ann Marie to the practice underscores our commitment offering best in class counsel and advocacy.”

Before joining the CPSC, Buerkle represented the people of New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. There, she served on the Oversight & Government Reform, Foreign Affairs and Veteran’s Affairs Committees. Prior to her time in Congress, for 13 years Buerkle was an Assistant New York State Attorney General. She started her career as a Registered Nurse.

“As a leading influencer on a wide variety of public policy issues, Williams & Jensen has distinguished itself as a firm relentlessly focused on successful advocacy outcomes for its clients,” said Buerkle. “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues, utilizing the breadth of my experience across the W&J practice groups, to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.”

Known for her ability to work across party lines and given the breadth of matters she has worked on throughout her career, Buerkle will engage on a wide portfolio of issues. She will assist corporate, trade association and institutional clients in challenges involving government agencies and regulatory and legislative communities.

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