Brenna Elliott

Legislative Assistant

Overview

Brenna Elliott is a legislative assistant in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office and a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation (PP&R) Group.

Ms. Elliott works in collaboration with attorneys and advisors across the firm to identify and track legislative trends and measures that could affect clients in various industries. She also assists in providing detailed information to showcase how clients could benefit from these potential actions or how to best position themselves to limit any negative impacts.

Since joining the PP&R Group, Ms. Elliott has assisted on a number of matters, including:

  • lobbying on the team that stopped the state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2018-2019
  • advising a pro bono client on continual land rights disputes with a federal agency, including the drafting of a cooperative agreement

Before becoming a legislative assistant, Ms. Elliott served as an intern at the firm during the 2018 and 2019 Georgia General Assembly Legislative Sessions. She has aided in lobbying efforts on behalf of clients while working to foster relationships with state legislators.

During the summer of 2018, Ms. Elliott was a PP&R intern in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office, where she worked to provide substantial research on behalf of the firm's clients and provided analysis on matters relating to government affairs.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Elliott was a congressional intern for U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), who represented Georgia's Third Congressional District from 2007 to 2017. She coordinated meetings and helped to advise and prepare for critical legislative developments.

In the community, Ms. Elliott volunteers at Atlanta Youth Academy, where she mentors elementary students and helps to raise awareness and funds for the school. She also volunteers with Best Friends Animal Society of Atlanta, where she provides assistance to animals awaiting adoption.

Credentials

Education
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science and International Affairs
Memberships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, The University Of Georgia, 2017-2019