“Each client is different. I strive to understand each client’s needs and objectives, and then devise and implement strategies to attain them.”
Brian Greene works with clients to achieve their energy and business objectives. Brian’s clients benefit from his deep knowledge of each state’s regulatory landscape, his experience practicing among various commissions, his relationships with key regulatory personnel and his focus on his client’s bottom line and specific goals.
Many of Brian’s clients are competitive retail suppliers of electricity and natural gas. Brian helped draft many of the regulations for competitive choice throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including in Maryland, D.C. and Delaware. His practice has evolved along with the growth in the retail energy space. Today, Brian assists clients with daily operational and compliance issues, and in regulatory proceedings, ensuring that his clients adhere to the very regulations that he helped draft. Brian affords his clients the opportunity to be innovative and creative in developing and marketing new products and services and he attempts to guide his clients past troublesome issues before they become rule infractions or operational impediments.
Brian frequently appears before commissions for a variety of other clients, including water utilities, a natural gas distribution company, solar developers and landowners in transmission line cases.
Brian’s recent work shows the diversity and sophistication of his energy practice. He has spent substantial time assisting clients in the development of new regulations to implement supplier consolidated billing in Maryland. He has also represented retail suppliers in Maryland show cause cases. At the same time, he assisted a solar developer in obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to construct a 240 MW solar generating facility in Virginia, and is representing a water utility in a rate case.
Brian’s peers have selected him as a Super Lawyer every year since 2006, and he has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating. Since 2009, Virginia Business Magazine has listed Brian as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite in the Legislative, Regulatory, and Administrative Law practice area. These honors are significant because they are dependent on the votes of Brian’s colleagues among the Virginia Bar.
Brian takes pride in being an active member of the Richmond community. He serves on the board of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. He served four years as the president of Rudlin Torah Academy, Richmond’s Jewish day school. Brian was Vice President of the Herb Cohen Memorial Fund from its inception in 2001 through 2020. During that time, the Fund provided more than 400 scholarships for kids to attend summer camps. In 2019, The Virginia General Assembly named Brian to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB).
Brian and his wife live in Richmond and have two kids, two rescue dogs, and a cat. You can always find Brian rooting for his beloved Wahoos and Washington Nationals.
Energy Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Administrative Law Section, Former Chair
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1994 (Member, Moot Court Board)
University of Virginia, B.A., 1991
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia Federal Courts
Board, Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Board, Weinstein Jewish Community Center
Past President, Rudlin Torah Academy
Past Vice-President, Herb Cohen Memorial Fund
President’s Award, presented by the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond — 2015
William B. Thalhimer Sr. Young Leadership Award, presented by the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond — 2012.
Law & Politics Magazine “Super Lawyer” — 2006 through 2021
Virginia Business Magazine “Legal Elite” (“Young Lawyer” category – 2005, 2006; “Legislative, Regulatory, and Administrative Law” category — 2009-2014, 2016-2017)