Natalie Brouwer Potts currently serves as the director of the Center for Open Government, which is housed in the Chicago-Kent Law Offices. She works closely with Chicago-Kent law students in the Center for Open Government Clinic to advise and represent citizens who seek legal assistance in advancing government transparency and accountability. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in June 2009, Director Potts was an attorney and community organizer for nonprofit government watchdog organization Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC). While at the Elmhurst-based CAC, she monitored local government bodies for legal compliance with state open government laws and engaged in First Amendment advocacy. She assisted with drafting a publication titled Accessing Government: How Difficult Is It? (Citizen Advocacy Center 2008) (with T. Pastika), a systemic overview of open government laws with recommended statutory and policy reforms for Illinois and four additional states. Prior to her open government work at CAC, Director Potts was a civil litigation attorney for McGuiness, Norris and Williams, a Washington, D.C., law firm. She represented clients in state and federal courts around the country. Most recently, Director Potts was the supervising attorney and professor for the Immigration Clinic at Chicago-Kent. She provided business and family-based immigration representation to individual clients and companies. Director Potts has been invited as a speaker by legal and community organizations, universities and media workshops on a wide array of legal topics. She has served as a volunteer attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Apna Ghar shelter, obtaining legal relief for domestic abuse victims under the federal Violence Against Women Act. Director Potts received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, spent four years studying and teaching undergraduates in a political science Ph.D. program at Indiana University (Bloomington), and received her J.D. from Cornell Law School. As a Cuban-American attorney fluent in Spanish, she is a member of the National Hispanic Bar Association. She is also a member of the board of governors for the Chicago Council of Lawyers. Director Potts is licensed as an attorney in Illinois and the District of Columbia.