“detail-oriented regulatory lawyer, and very sophisticated in his analysis of environmental laws”
Chambers USA 2015
Matt Kuryla has enjoyed over 25 years of environmental law practice, building agency relationships of trust, exercising sound judgment and supplying creative energy to his clients most challenging environmental issues.
Mr. Kuryla has helped his clients be strategic in pursuing their objectives in several high-profile environmental rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, transactions and permit proceedings. He conducts multi-client litigation and rulemaking through the Texas Industry Project (TIP), the BCCA Appeal Group (BCCA), the Texas MSS Working Group and the 8-Hour Ozone Coalition. Through client groups, Mr. Kuryla applies innovative legal and technical strategies to expand the options for new regulatory initiatives. He applies the same approach to agency enforcement proceedings and citizen suits, utilizing all relevant scientific, policy and legal tools to advance the client’s goals. He counsels clients in environmental crises, including criminal investigations, explosions and releases, helping clients build and strengthen agency relationships of trust while managing the challenges of a corporate crisis.
Awards & Community
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.), 2008-2017
Recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2005-2017
Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2004 and as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2009-2016
Listed in Who's Who Legal:Texas (Law Business Research Ltd), 2008-2013
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
AFPM Environmental Conference
Donald Trump's election promises to have a major impact on U.S. environmental policy, as the President-elect has made no secret of his belief that American businesses are overregulated.
Baker Botts lawyers will discuss climate change disclosures, including the recent settlement by Peabody Energy with the New York Attorney General.
Quarterly meeting of Texas Industry Project (TIP) members to review recent environmental agency proceedings.