Matthew S. Larson, Partner

Matthew S. Larson joined Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP after four years in private practice and counsels utilities on state and federal aspects of regulation and administrative law. Mr. Larson has worked on matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission relating to transmission and renewable energy infrastructure. This includes dockets involving transmission infrastructure, renewable energy credit trading, and resource planning activities of utilities. He has also participated in transmission planning dockets and formal complaint proceedings involving rate design and rate impacts at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. In addition, Mr. Larson counsels clients regarding compliance with applicable environmental laws.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Larson practiced with a Colorado-based law firm in its Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources practice group. He previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver, Colorado and the Honorable John L. Kane of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
 

Gubernatorial Appointee, Colorado Commission on Low Income Energy Assistance
Chair-Elect, Executive Council, Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (current)
Member, Advisory Council, Colorado Bar Association Environmental Law Section (current)
Gubernatorial Appointee, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness (current)
Board Secretary, WorldDenver (current)
Chair, International Visitor Leadership Program Committee, WorldDenver (current)
Recipient, Colorado Super Lawyer 2013-2016
 

Raymond L. Gifford • Matthew S. Larson, State Actions in Organized Markets, Continued Use of 'Around Market' Solutions to 'Fix' Markets and the Natural Gas Conundrum - February 2017

Raymond L. Gifford • Matthew S. Larson, State Actions in Organized Markets, States Strive to 'Fix' Markets and Retain Base Load Generation - September 2016

Co-Author, "The Final Clean Power Plan" (American Coal, November 2015). 

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson, "The Clean Power Plan: Carbon Trading, State Legislation and the Political Economy Issue" October 2015

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
"The New Building Block 3 and the Final Rule August 15, 2015."

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
EPA's CO2 Rules and the Common Elements Approach - April 28, 2015

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
State Implementation of CO2 Rules: Institutional and Practical Issues with State and Multi-State Implementation and Enforcement November 2014

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
EPA's CO2 Rules and the Cooperative and Municipal Question
Regulatory Issues Implicated by the Proposed Rule
October 2014

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
EPA's CO2 Rules and the State Institutional Problem September 2014

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
EPA's CO2 Rule and 18 States' Resolutions and Legislation EPA's Proposed CO2 Rule Collides with Flexibility Asserted by States

Raymond L. Gifford • Gregory E. Sopkin • Matthew S. Larson
State Implementation of CO2 Rules Institutional and Practical Issues with State and Multi-State Implementation and Enforcement

Co-Author, Annual Survey of Environmental Law, Colorado Lawyer (forthcoming 2013)

Co-Presenter, Transact with Confidence: Measures to Account for and Minimize Risk of Liability (May 2012)

Book Note, This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal, 11 U. DENV. WATER L. REV. 437 (2008)

Book Note, American Indian Water Rights and the Limits of the Law, 11 U. DENV. WATER L. REV. 176 (2007)
 

CONTACT

DENVER
E mlarson@wbklaw.com
P 303.626.2350
F 303.626.2351
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BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado, 2009
U.S. District Court for Colorado

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009, Order of St. Ives
B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003

PRACTICE AREAS

Electric Power
Energy Regulation
Grid Modernization
State Regulation
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