Austin, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) - Ryan Brannan, former Commissioner of Workers' Compensation in Texas and Advisor to Governor Rick Perry, today announced the founding of The Brannan Firm, which will provide clients with an array of legal and government relations services built upon his depth of policy expertise on a variety of issues around state government.
“My years in and around government have taught me the value of sound policy, tireless advocacy, and strong relationships,” Brannan said. “Success in the public arena is achieved with a smart, strategic approach, an extensive understanding of the issues, and the building of solid coalitions. Through hard work and with the greatest integrity, we can help any client achieve their immediate and long-term goals.”
Brannan was appointed Workers' Compensation Commissioner three times, under both Governor Greg Abbott and Governor Perry. 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.”
Brannan received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. A current member of the Texas State Bar, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, where he is active in the Austin Baptist Church.