Raymond Gifford

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
E-mail: ray.gifford@colorado.edu

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. Mr. Gifford's law and policy work focuses on the convergence of broadband communications and energy, as well as environmental policy as it applies to the electric industry. He represents clients in state and federal courts and agencies, and serves as an expert witness on utility regulation and its history. He is also a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and Co-Directs the Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics at University of Colorado Law School.

Mr. Gifford served as Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission from 1999-2003. Following that, he served as President of The Progress & Freedom Foundation, a Washington DC-based think-tank that studied the digital revolution as it relates to regulation of network industries. He entered the regulatory law world as First Assistant Attorney General 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. He is a graduate of University of Chicago Law School and St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Activities and Recognition:
Senior Adjunct Fellow and Chairman, Advisory Board, University of Colorado's Silicon Flatirons Program for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship
Co-Director, Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics
Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado Law School
Elected Member, American Law Institute
Named to The Best Lawyers in America © in Communications Law, 2013-2017
Best Lawyers®, Denver Communications, "Lawyer of the Year" 2013
Former Chairman, Federalist Society?s Telecommunications Practice Group
Featured in Legal 500 US 2011, Telecoms & Broadcast Regulatory
Co-Chair, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association
Recipient, Colorado Super Lawyer 2015-2016


Spring 2019 Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age LAWS 8341-801
Fall 2017 Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age LAWS 8341-801
Spring 2016 Seminar: Law and Economics of Utility Regulation LAWS 8351-001