Ryan Brannan, former Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation in Texas and advisor to former Gov. Rick Perry, has founded The Brannan Firm, which will provide clients with legal and government relations services.
Brannan was appointed Workers’ Compensation Commissioner three times, under both Perry and Gov. Greg Abbott. Prior to that, he served in the Office of Budget, Planning, and Policy for Gov. Perry, advising him on a wide range of budget and policy issues, including insurance, public health, tort reform, land use, eminent domain, gaming and racing.
Before serving in the executive branch, Brannan advocated for policy issues in the Texas Capitol and wrote extensive position papers for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Dallas County Republican Party. His work on insurance, electricity, telecommunications, tort reform, eminent domain, and consumer finance has appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Texas Lawyer, the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and the Austin-American Statesman. He began his public policy career in the D.C. office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Brannan also announced he will be joining Troxclair PC, a premier government affairs law firm in Austin, as “Of Counsel.”
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