Zachary Norris


Zachary Norris JD ’09 started a new position as senior attorney at the Niskanen Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank devoted to promoting effective governance. After spending 13 years building a renewable energy practice in Big Law, Norris is transitioning to the nonprofit sector to help develop and implement policies that facilitate the transition to a net-zero future. His work includes litigation challenging unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure, which drives up consumer energy costs, as well as developing and advocating policy and regulatory solutions that promote development of new energy transmission infrastructure and carbon-pricing schemes such as a carbon-adjusted border tax. In his free time, Norris coaches high school basketball at De Pere High School, Wisconsin’s 2022 Division 1 State Champion.