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Kathleen Pritchard

Senior Associate

Kathleen Pritchard is a senior associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where she counsels private and public clients in the energy and natural resource space. Ms. Pritchard’s practice focuses primarily on environmental compliance and renewable energy development. She has extensive experience managing complex litigation in state and federal court, as well as advancing her clients’ business interests in rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings. In her practice, Ms. Pritchard pairs her technical knowledge of environmental science garnered in her undergraduate studies with the strategic thinking and risk assessment skills she’s developed as a litigator to foster a deep understanding of her clients’ businesses.

Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Pritchard served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Ms. Pritchard earned her J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as a teaching assistant in the first-year legal writing program and editor of the Texas Environmental Law Journal. While in law school, Ms. Pritchard received the Beck Award for Legal Research and Writing Excellence and Dean’s Achievement Awards in Legal Writing, Environmental Law, and Oil and Gas Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Environmental Science and Biology.

Ms. Pritchard has been named among the “Ones to Watch” in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, and Natural Resources Law by Best Lawyers, an annual guide issued by publisher Woodward/White Inc.

Ms. Pritchard maintains an active pro bono practice and is committed to mission-driven organizations tackling social and environmental issues in the Denver Metro area. Ms. Pritchard currently serves as a board member for GRID Alternatives Colorado, which strives to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. She currently serves on the firm’s associates committee.

Representative Matters

  • Secured a variance from to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, enabling energy client to implement innovative, environmentally conscious solution to utilizing excess gas.
  • Secured judgment in energy client’s favor as lead counsel for briefing and oral argument before the North Dakota Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defended local government’s interests in a rulemaking before the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, resulting in the Air Pollution Control Division’s withdrawal of its rule proposal.
  • Coordinated complex environmental due diligence for multiple investments on behalf of energy clients.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement as lead counsel for construction company facing breach of contract and fraud claims.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • GRID Alternatives Colorado Board of Directors
  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law Renewable Energy Task Force
  • Institute for Energy Law Advisory Board
  • Institute for Energy Law Young Energy Professionals Committee
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Air & Waste Management Association – Rocky Mountain States Section

Presentations & Publications

  • “A Summary of the Colorado Legislative Ozone Interim Committee’s Hearings,” ABA Clean Air Act Conference (December 2023)
  • “EPA Strengthens Its Proposed Methane Rule to Reduce Emissions from Oil & Gas Sector,” DGS Legal Alert (December 2022)
  • “Colorado’s Energy-Related Bills in the 2022 Legislative Session,” DGS Clean Energy & Sustainability Group Newsletter (May 2022)
  • “The Trajectory of Compensatory Mitigation in Public Lands Management,” The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, Special Institute on Public Land Law, Regulation, and Management (2022) (with Kathleen Schroder)
  • “Development & Operation of Low-Carbon Energy Projects: Litigation Issues,” DGS CLE (2022) (with Jon Rauchway and Kathleen Schroder)
  • “Colorado’s Energy-Related Bills in the 2022 Legislative Session,” DGS Clean Energy & Sustainability Group Newsletter (February 2022)
  • “Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration,” DGS Webinar (2021) (with John Jacus and Kathleen Schroder)

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A Crackdown on Methane: At Both New and Existing Oil and Gas Facilities

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