For more than 20 years, Suzanne Murray has combined her passion and experience in the public and private sectors to consistently deliver results in environmental law and public policy in resource-limited situations. She demonstrates analytical skill on difficult legal and policy issues which have national implications.
Suzanne has served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1997 and from 2008 to 2015 as Regional Counsel for Region 6, where she was responsible for regulatory and enforcement matters for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Key areas of practice include rulemaking under the Clean Air Act, legal advice and guidance for regulatory actions in the region, direction on judicial and administrative environmental enforcement, emergency response activities, Superfund and Brownfields activities, information law, and criminal prosecution of environmental laws.
In this capacity she represented EPA in high profile matters such as the Macondo response, Hurricane Katrina response GHG Permitting, and EPA’s enforcement of all national priorities. During her time at the EPA, Suzanne was awarded several commendations for “Outstanding Performance” by the EPA and DOJ.
Through her experience at the EPA, Suzanne has built strong and productive relationships with State and Federal partners, the regulated community, environmental advocacy groups and communities. Suzanne also serves on the advisory board for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business at the University of Texas.