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Bracewell LLP
AUSTIN, TX 78701-4061
United States

Work Department

Environmental Stratigies


Matt Paulson represents companies in the oil and gas, refining, power and chemical manufacturing industries on environmental matters, including strategic permitting, regulatory compliance, investigations, enforcement and civil and appellate litigation. His work includes advising clients on issues arising under all of the major federal environmental laws and their state counterparts. Matt regularly advises clients at the early project planning stages, assisting with scoping a broad array of regulatory and permitting requirements across all media and disciplines, from air, water and waste permitting, endangered species and cultural resource reviews and approvals, and US Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration authorizations, to land use, local registration and licensing obligations, as well as other federal, state, and local requirements that can affect project timing and viability. Matt also provides assistance on crisis management and prevention, including responding to major accidents, conducting internal investigations associated with allegations of criminal and civil wrongdoing, preparing risk management, emergency response and business continuity plans, and preparing for inspections by regulatory authorities.


J.D., with honors, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1998; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995