Raymond L. Gifford - Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Raymond L. Gifford

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Raymond L. Gifford counsels communications, electric and gas utilities, and information technology companies on state and federal aspects of regulation, administrative law, and competition policy.  He is an expert in public utilities law, and the law and economics of regulation of network industries.  He represents clients in state and federal courts and agencies, and serves as an expert witness on utility regulation and its history. Mr. Gifford’s law and policy work focuses on the convergence of broadband communications and energy, as well as competition and environmental policy as it applies to communications and electricity markets.

Mr. Gifford served as President of The Progress & Freedom Foundation, a non-profit think-tank that studies the digital revolution as it relates to regulation of network industries.  Before that, he served as Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.  Mr. Gifford began his regulatory career as First Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Law in the Colorado Attorney General’s office.  He clerked for the Honorable Richard P. Matsch of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  Mr. Gifford has authored a number of articles on communications law, public utility regulation and competition policy in network industries.

St. John's CollegeBA 1989University of ChicagoJ.D. 1992
Silicon Flatirons Center for Law and EntrepreneurshipInstitute for Regulatory Law and EconomicsFederal Communications Bar Association

Client Comments

"Raymond Gifford is very insightful, especially on policy matters."

Office Location

1755 Blake Street, Suite 470
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Communications Law of the Denver Metro Area
Raymond L. Gifford has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Communications Law (Telecommunications)

Other Information

Gender: Male