Principal / Attorney at Law
TLG’s most recent member, Pam Bucy, arrives with rich public service experience. Bucy graduated from Rocky Mountain College earning degrees in English, Political Science and History. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Montana, School of Law. In law school, she wrote for the Public Land and Resources Law Review and participated on the Jessup International Moot Court Team.
Upon graduation, Bucy worked as a Deputy County Attorney for Lewis and Clark County for several years before moving on to the Montana Department of Justice where she spent nearly eight years as the Executive Assistant Attorney General for Attorney General Mike McGrath. During her tenure at the Justice Department, Bucy managed the agency’s legislative agenda including significant bi-partisan legislation regarding campaign finance, ballot initiative reform, restructuring of the state public defender system, stream access, and public school funding methodology.
Bucy comes to the firm after her recent tenure as the Commissioner of the Department of Labor & Industry following her appointment by Governor Steve Bullock. Bucy was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in both 2013 and 2017. As Commissioner, Bucy administered the work of over 900 state employees and provided policy and legal advice on all aspects of Montana’s economy including employment, unemployment, workers’ compensation, professional and occupational licensing and high-level economic development. Bucy spearheaded Governor Bullock’s Main Street Montana project which engaged over three hundred (300) Montana CEO’s and thousandsof Montana citizens in the creation of an industry driven economic development plan. This effort resulted in hundreds of repealed state regulations, significant legislation including bi-partisan tax reform, as well as active and on-going industry sector engagement and activity. Working with Montana’s business community, Bucy and her apprenticeship team oversaw a 33% expansion of registered apprenticeships in Montana, including hundreds of new healthcare related apprenticeships.
Bucy also worked as an associate attorney for the law firm of Luxan & Murfitt, PLLC, where she specialized in business and employment law and strategic communications.
Pam was born and raised in Townsend, Montana. During her free time, she can be found floating, hunting, boating or hiking with her family somewhere in Montana.