Brian Greene works with regulatory clients in several jurisdictions to achieve their energy objectives. Brian’s clients benefit from his deep knowledge of each state’s regulatory landscape, his experience practicing among various commissions, 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’s background in the retail energy space includes more than just navigating laws and rules; in fact, Brian helped draft many of the regulations for competitive choice throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. 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. Through it all, Brian not only affords his clients the opportunity to be innovative and creative in developing and marketing new products and services, but also 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, demand response providers, and landowners in transmission line cases. Recently, Brian has devoted substantial time to representing solar companies and associations in commission proceedings, two municipalities in natural gas proceedings, and a water utility in a base rate case.
Brian’s peers have selected him as a Virginia 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 peers among the Virginia Bar.
Brian was born and raised in Martinsville, VA, and now lives in Richmond. He served for four years as the president of Rudlin Torah Academy, Richmond’s Jewish day school, and is a member of the school’s board of directors. He also serves on the board of the Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Richmond and the Herb Cohen Memorial Fund which has provided more than 200 scholarships since 2001 for kids to attend summer camps.
Brian and his wife have two kids. His accomplishments in this area include coaching his son’s Little League teams for years, including one walk-off championship, and his daughter taught him how to pitch a tent in less than 45 minutes (which for Brian is a significant accomplishment). Brian enjoys exercising with SEAL Team Physical Training, an outdoor fitness program, and 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, Rudlin Torah Academy, Past President
- Board, Herb Cohen Memorial Fund, Vice-President
- Board, Weinstein Jewish Community Center
- 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 2017
- Virginia Business Magazine “Legal Elite” (“Young Lawyer” category – 2005, 2006; “Legislative, Regulatory, and Administrative Law” category — 2009-2014, 2016-17)
- Rated AV® by Martindale Hubbell