William P. Burchette



William "Patrick" Burchette is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office.

With a substantial background in matters where law, government and business intersect, Mr. Burchette counsels clients on general corporate issues, strategy development, legislative and regulatory issues, federal lobbying and crisis communications. Mr. Burchette has represented large energy clients and generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) nationwide on a variety of business and regulatory matters, from the nuts-and-bolts of financing, litigation and commercial agreements to federal environmental regulations. He is dedicated to finding creative solutions to client problems and identifying business opportunities. Mr. Burchette is presently advising and assisting clients on transmission development and formulating strategies to address and mitigate proposed environmental regulations, such as EPA's greenhouse gas rules for existing power plants.

Mr. Burchette has an extensive background in national politics. He served as the director of rapid response for Senator Fred Thompson's presidential campaign, overseeing the campaign's response and opposition research operations. Mr. Burchette was a member of President George W. Bush's re-election campaign in 2004 and worked closely with Bush-Cheney senior campaign leadership, playing an important role in the campaign's message development and rapid response operations.

On Capitol Hill, Mr. Burchette served on the House Judiciary Committee, as well as handled military and foreign affairs issues for the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator John Warner of Virginia.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Burchette was a partner in an energy boutique law firm in Washington, D.C.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Government
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia