Principal / Attorney at Law
Pam Bucy graduated from Rocky Mountain College with degrees in English, Political Science and History. She went on to earn her J.D. 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. For seven years, Pam worked as a Deputy County Attorney for Lewis & Clark County 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 DOJ, she managed the agency’s legislative agenda, including significant bipartisan legislation regarding campaign finance, ballot initiative reform, restructuring of the state public defender system, stream access, and public school funding.
Most recently, Pam was Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. She was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in both 2013 and 2017. As Commissioner, Pam 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. She spearheaded Gov. Bullock’s Main Street Montana project which engaged over 300 Montana CEOs and thousands of Montana citizens in the creation of an industry-driven economic development plan. The effort resulted in hundreds of repealed state regulations, significant legislation including bipartisan tax reform, and active and ongoing industry sector engagement and activity. Working with Montana’s business community, Pam and her apprenticeship team oversaw a 33 percent expansion of registered apprenticeships in Montana, including hundreds of new healthcare-related apprenticeships. Pam 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. During her free time, she can be found floating, hunting, boating or hiking with her family somewhere in Montana.