Brian Potts


Brian Potts is a partner in Perkins Coie LLP’s Environmental and Energy Regulatory Group. Brian and his team have appeared in more than 50 administrative proceedings and dozens of federal and state court cases. He has also been involved in billions of dollars’ worth of business transactions and has helped his clients obtain regulatory approvals to build more than $4 billion dollars’ worth of utility infrastructure in various states, including conventional power plants, transmission lines, wind farms and solar facilities. At his former Am Law 100 firm, Brian made equity partner in record time, and at the age of thirty-two, he was the youngest equity partner in the firm. Since 2013, Brian has been ranked by Chambers USA and listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers also recently named him lawyer of the year in the Energy Regulatory Law category for 2018. In his free time, Brian enjoys writing opinion pieces and articles. He is a contributor at, where he regularly offers insightful commentary on energy and environmental law topics. Besides Forbes, his articles have also been published by the Wall Street Journal, Politico, Bloomberg, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Weekly Standard and in law journals published by Yale, Harvard, N.Y.U. and Berkeley. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.