Austin Harrison is a member of our Public Policy Strategic Advocacy Practice, where he draws upon domestic and international policy experience to assist clients on a variety of regulatory, legislative and legal matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Austin interned for the US Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, focusing on international trade, EU policy and international energy law. Drawing on his international experience, he developed a comprehensive analysis on the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) during his final year at the Clinton School of Public Service.
During law school, Austin held various legal clerkships, with an emphasis on energy, public utilities, local government and international matters.
As a clerk for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Association (AECC), Austin handled filing matters with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers to obtain permits for the electric cooperative. His knowledge of energy and utility matters strengthened as he served as a research fellow for the Clinton Climate Initiative to produce a report recommending a statewide Healthy Homes Initiative by examining housing and health data along with energy efficiency policies.
While working for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Austin worked in the Public Protection Department with a focus on environmental, public utility and healthcare regulatory matters.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, Austin studied public policy at the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. As a student, he gained various international experiences through his studies in Quito, Ecuador; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Seoul, South Korea. Drawing on his domestic policy knowledge, Austin worked in Washington DC for US Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and US Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).