Austin-based Advocacy Shop The Brannan Firm Welcomes New Associate Laura Carr


Austin, TX ( - Ryan Brannan, founder, and principal of The Brannan Firm, is excited to welcome the firm’s newest associate, Laura Carr. Carr comes to the firm from the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, where she worked as a scheduler for Governor Abbott. Carr brings both Texas and Washington D.C. experience to her new role. 

Carr began her political career working in legislative offices on Capitol Hill; Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), and Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL). In Washington, D.C., Carr worked in political fundraising for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and No Labels, a bipartisan nonprofit organization that inspired the creation of the Problem Solvers Caucus, which currently features nearly five-dozen U.S. House members. 

“I am very excited that Laura has decided to bring her valuable experience, strong work ethic, and detailed skillset to the firm. Her contributions will allow the firm to continue expanding its growing client base while still maintaining the attentiveness and strong results that our clients have come to expect from us. Laura’s approach will fit perfectly with how we operate,” said Brannan. 

The Brannan firm has quickly built a reputation for its tireless advocacy on behalf of clients, principled integrity, and achieving impressive results, even in the face of well-funded and highly organized opposition. Ranked in the top of the agency leader lobbyists by the Texas Lobby Power Rankings. The Brannan Firm’s reputation is built on a smart, strategic approach to understanding the issues, crafting sound, defensible policy positions, and proactively building coalitions and leveraging relationships to achieve successful outcomes for clients with specific policy goals in mind. 

“I am excited to begin working with Ryan, and to support his vision for how best to fully represent the needs of our growing roster of clients. Ryan has a reputation for being a hard charger who doesn’t back down from a challenge; and his strategic approach complements the skills and experience I’m bringing to The Brannan Firm. We will make a great team,” said Carr. 

To learn more about Ryan Brannan, Laura Carr, and The Brannan Firm, visit 

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