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BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE

INVESTMENT AND RETIREMENT PLAN

Exhibit 23.1

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We consent to the incorporation by reference in Registration Statement No. 333-164961 of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Form S-8 of our report dated June 20, 2018, with respect to the statements of net assets available for benefits of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Investment and Retirement Plan as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the related supplemental schedule of Schedule H, line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year) as of December 31, 2017, which appears in the December 31, 2017 annual report on Form 11-K of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Investment and Retirement Plan for the year ended December 31, 2017.

/s/   WHITLEY PENN LLP

Fort Worth, Texas

June 20, 2018