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Ana Maria Gutierrez

Senior Associate

Ana Maria Gutierrez

Ana Gutierrez, a preeminent public lands, environmental, and natural resources lawyer, assists clients with permitting, compliance, and litigation-related matters. Ana is committed to meaningful, effective engagement with a variety of stakeholders to advance important energy, infrastructure, natural resources, and other development projects.

She analyzes, comments on, and contests state and federal regulatory issues affecting project development and operational compliance. Ana also provides counsel to companies in the implementation of compliance programs, environmental enforcement matters, and due diligence in transactional matters. As part of these efforts, she evaluates potential environmental liabilities and risks and complex and comprehensive project permitting, particularly for natural resource projects. Ana also litigates development and natural resource projects, including matters related to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, as well as various other federal environmental statutes.

Ana, who has local, Rocky Mountain regional, national, and international experience, offers well-rounded, dynamic, and strategic counsel to policy and legal matters.

Her background involves a wide variety of natural resource projects on public lands, including oil and gas development, mining projects, transmission infrastructure, renewable energy infrastructure development, and ski area development.


Representative experience

Represented a state association and several oil and gas producers in methane rulemaking before the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.

Represented a renewable energy developer in the permitting of a large-scale wind project with complex and cutting edge environmental issues.

Represents many utility providers in obtaining necessary federal permits from the National Forest Service and other public land management agencies.

Represents ski areas on environmental and federal land use matters.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of St. Ives, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2011
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Seattle University, 2007


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado


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Published Works

Laying the Groundwork: NEPA’s Purpose, Levels of Agency Review, and Process Overview

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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