Elizabeth Burks helps clients navigate government relations and legislation issues impacting their business. Having served for six years as chief of staff for US Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Elizabeth played a pivotal role in managing the Senator's legislative and political agendas. As a key moderate in the Senate, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and senior member of the Senate Finance and Energy Committees, Senator Lincoln and her top staff were involved in many of the most important policy debates over the last several Congresses.
Prior to her work in the US Senate, Elizabeth served as legislative assistant to Senator Lincoln during her time as a US Representative, managing her health care-related work for the Health and Environment Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee.
In addition, Elizabeth held the positions of both chief of staff and legislative director for Representative Jim Turner (D-TX), the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee as well as a member of the House National Security Committee and the Government Reform and Oversight Committee. During her time with Representative Turner, Elizabeth also acted as the principal staff point of contact for the Blue Dog Coalition of moderate-to-conservative Democrats, of which Representative Turner served in its leadership as administrative co-chair.
- Elizabeth Burks is a Managing Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy and does not provide legal advice.
- B.A., University of Arkansas, 1992, magna cum laude
News & Publications
December 10, 2020
November 28, 2018
November 2, 2016
By: Jason Abel, James D. Barnette, Leslie A. Belcher, Elizabeth Hurley Burks, Christopher Caron, John T. Collins, R. Timothy Columbus, Michael V. Dunn, Luis G. Fortuño, Jessica Frend, Chelsea Gold, Micah S. Green, Kate Jensen, N. Hunter Johnston, Douglas Kantor, Lisa Mortier, Darryl Nirenberg, Allison Nyholm, Robert Rizzi, Richard Shilts, Scott A. Sinder, Amanda Pedvin Varma, Philip R. West, Lisa M. Zarlenga
October 20, 2016
October 11, 2016
September 27, 2016
February 12, 2016
January 14, 2021
November 5, 2020
November 8, 2018
Speakers: Jason Abel, James D. Barnette, Leslie A. Belcher, Elizabeth Hurley Burks, George Callas, John T. Collins, Luis G. Fortuño, Micah S. Green, Kate Jensen, N. Hunter Johnston, Darryl Nirenberg, Scott A. Sinder
November 10, 2016
Speakers: Jason Abel, James D. Barnette, Leslie A. Belcher, Elizabeth Hurley Burks, Christopher Caron, David H. Coburn, John T. Collins, Richard O. Cunningham, Ambassador Susan G. Esserman, Luis G. Fortuño, Micah S. Green, N. Hunter Johnston, Douglas Kantor, Darryl Nirenberg, Allison Nyholm, Scott A. Sinder, Amanda Pedvin Varma
- The Hill, "Top Lobbyists" (2020)
- Chief of Staff, US Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) (2005-2010)
- Chief of Staff, US Representative Jim Turner (D-TX) (1997-2004)
- Legislative Director, US Representative Jim Turner (D-TX) (1997)
- Legislative Assistant, US Representative Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR-01) (1993-1996)