Holland & Knight Adds Sydney Bopp to Energy Policy Team
WASHINGTON (October 14, 2020) – Sydney Bopp has joined Holland & Knight as a senior public affairs advisor in the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she was the associate director for technology policy with the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Energy Project.
"Sydney is a leading energy policy expert in Washington and a great addition to our team," said Rich Gold, the head of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group.
"Her extensive experience, particularly in the area of renewable clean energy, will be of great value to our clients in the energy industry as they seek our help in developing their advocacy strategies," added Beth Viola, a leader of the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Industry Sector Group.
At the BPC, Ms. Bopp served as the Energy Project's lead on all policy matters related to technological carbon dioxide capture, utilization, storage and removal; regulatory reform; later-stage technology commercialization and energy finance. She also supported the Energy Project's associate directors with work on offshore wind, energy storage, scaling innovation and other projects related to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Previously, Ms. Bopp was at the DOE, where she held a number of positions including with the Loan Programs Office, leading business development for more than $40 billion of remaining loan authority for innovative clean energy projects, advanced vehicle manufacturing projects and tribal energy development. She also served at the White House's Council on Environmental Quality during the Obama administration, where she worked on guidance for federal agency sustainability planning and monitoring. Prior to federal service, she was a legislative aide to the chairman of the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change in the Massachusetts state legislature.
"Holland & Knight has one of the top energy policy teams in Washington. I am thrilled to be joining this outstanding group of lawyers and policy professionals," said Ms. Bopp.
Ms. Bopp received an M.A. degree in comparative politics from Northeastern University and a B.A. degree in political science and international relations from the University of Delaware.