Executive Vice President and General Counsel
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Cary Kottler is responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for Clean Line. These responsibilities includes state and federal permitting processes, FERC matters, litigation, corporate compliance, financing arrangements, commercial agreements and construction contracts for Clean Line’s long-haul electric transmission and wind energy projects. In addition, Cary advises on business development opportunities and corporate strategy. Prior to serving in his current role, Cary held positions at Clean Line with responsibility for project management and business development.
Prior to joining Clean Line, Cary was a corporate attorney for Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, project development and private equity investments across the energy and power sector, both domestically and internationally. In addition to traditional mid-stream and E&P oil and gas investments, his completed transactions encompassed many areas of the renewable energy industry, including transmission, wind, solar and geothermal energy.
Originally from Michigan, Cary grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now lives in Houston with his wife, Meredith, and two daughters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rice University while captaining the rugby team, and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law. Cary is an avid hiker and skier and was a founding member of Empower Nepali Girls, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to at-risk children in Nepal.