Dennis Potter is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Public Policy & Regulation Group. Mr. Potter focuses on advising corporate, trade association and nonprofit clients with respect to outreach to Congress and federal agencies.

Many of Mr. Potter's clients are developers of emerging and disruptive technologies in the defense, energy, semiconductor and manufacturing industries. He is experienced in assisting clients in navigating the federal appropriations process from its congressional beginning to federal agency execution.

Mr. Potter also has significant background assisting clients in industries facing the imposition of new federal regulations. He has advised numerous clients with respect to congressional engagement in regulatory development as well as the roles of agencies, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other decision-makers.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Potter spent more than 20 years representing clients at another global law firm. Prior to entering private practice, he served in the Washington, D.C., office of former Sen. Phil Gramm.

In the community, Mr. Potter has served as pro bono federal affairs advisor to the USA Science & Engineering Festival, the nation's largest effort to invigorate the interest of America's youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Additionally, he spent seven years pro bono representing the family of Glen Doherty, one of four former Navy SEALS killed in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, successfully securing the award of the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the four men.


  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Political Science
Honors & Awards
  • Top Lobbyist, National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics, 2020