Public Policy

Public Policy at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite 
For six decades, companies, organizations and investors confronting legislative and regulatory challenges in the West have looked to lawyers and professionals at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite.  Water, Energy, Resources, Environment and other key issues are among those we regularly track while assisting our clients to achieve important strategic objectives.  

Our attorneys combine the legal acumen of experienced attorneys with public policy and public relations experience and tactical know-how. We conduct our public policy advocacy in compliance with applicable laws and ethics rules and in line with enhancing our clients' reputations and business objectives.   We have, over time, developed processes and contacts that enable us to have a strong sense of how business and government and regulatory bodies interact with business in order to channel corporate energy and expectations in the most effective direction.  Our lawyers and advisors are skilled at working on very difficult issues with multiple constituents holding widely diverse views, ultimately achieving acceptable results for stakeholders. Such skill earned our group chair the designation of Environmental Lawyer of the Year in 2007 from Colorado Law Week Magazine.

Ryley Carlock lawyers have assisted in encouraging regulatory and administrative bodies to consider new rules and initiatives or to oppose threatened action. We have effectively influenced such bodies to amend or re-interpret a regulation, or convinced courts to interpret the law in the way that we believe was originally intended.
 
We work in these areas of concentration:
 
Water
Air Quality
Energy Resources
Transmission
Utility Commission Rulemaking
Environmental Law
Mining Policy
Natural Resources

Contact:

Jim Sanderson, Chair

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