Raymond L. Gifford

Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Raymond L. GiffordRaymond 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 as it relates to telecommunications and energy matters. He litigates on behalf of clients in state and federal courts, and serves as an expert witness on utility regulation in federal and state courts, and at state utility commissions. In addition, Mr. Gifford's law and policy work focuses on antitrust, competition policy and intellectual property law.

Before returning to private law practice, 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 was Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission serving as the chief regulator in the state of Colorado of the telecommunications, electricity, natural gas and transportation industries. Mr. Gifford began his regulatory career as First Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Law in the Colorado Attorney General's office. Immediately after graduating from law school, 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 smart grid, broadband and communications law.

  • J.D. University of Chicago, 1992 
  • B.A, Great Books, St. John's College Annapolis, MD 1989

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Publications and Multimedia
Introducing Julius Genachowski, Nominee for FCC Chairman
New Federal Initiatives Project
April 23, 2009
SCOTUScast 3-3-08 featuring Ray Gifford
Morgan Stanley Capital v. Public Utility District
March 03, 2008