Foley is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. N. Haas and Brian H. Potts have been named Wisconsin Law Journal 2011 “Up & Coming Lawyers.” According to the Wisconsin Law Journal, this honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership, contributed to their community, successfully achieved legal outcomes early in their career and have been practicing for eight years or less.
Through her demonstrated leadership and community service, Haas, an associate in the firm’s Milwaukee office, has earned the respect of colleagues and clients. Successfully representing clients in a variety of business disputes, her practice focuses on handling all phases of complex commercial and antitrust litigation. A valued team player and go-to associate, she is often called upon to generate creative, efficient solutions for unique case challenges. Haas holds multiple leadership roles in the firm including serving on the associates' committee and as one of the summer program coordinators for the Milwaukee office. Dedicated to community service, she regularly volunteers at the Milwaukee Justice Center, assisting clients at its free legal advice clinic. She is also actively involved with the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, a fundraiser for breast and prostate cancer research and awareness.
Potts, senior counsel in the firm’s Madison office, has established himself as a well-regarded environmental and energy law professional through his regulatory case work, frequent article publication and pro bono successes. He exercises senior-level responsibility in high-profile matters dealing with key regulatory agencies and has secured regulatory approvals for many major energy projects. Potts has built a reputation as an authority on environmental and energy law matters, having authored multiple articles on the Clean Air Act and power plant regulation, one of which was cited in two reports to Congress. As part of his commitment to pro bono service, Potts took on a significant pro bono criminal case and was successful in overturning his client’s conspiracy conviction while establishing an important precedent for criminal rights. He also provides pro bono service locally to the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, most recently through negotiating the eventual conversion of a rail line into a hiking trail for the betterment of the community.