B.A. Duke University; J.D. Vanderbilt Law School
Sue Sheridan is the former Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, a part of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives. In that position, she served as the lead attorney responsible for overseeing hearings, drafting bills, and advancing legislative proposals on a wide variety of energy matters. Her expertise includes climate change policy, electricity regulation, nuclear energy and waste disposal issues, and oil and natural gas law.
Professor Sheridan began her work with the Committee on Energy and Commerce in 1983, serving as Majority Counsel from 1983 to 1994, as Senior Democratic Counsel from 1995 to 2006, and as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee from 2007 to May 2008. Prior to her service on Capitol Hill, she worked on detail to the staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council and as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Energy.
She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and her B.A. from Duke University. She is a member of the Keystone Center Energy Board and has served as an adviser to Columbia University's Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy. Professor Sheridan is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and has taught at the Columbia School for International Policy Administration. She has spoken frequently before U.S. and international audiences on energy and environmental policy, and represents corporate and environmental entities with interests in legislative and regulatory affairs.