Arth, Matthew

Matthew A. Arth

Associate
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Matt Arth represents energy, water and telecommunications companies in regulatory and commercial matters, including permitting compliance and contested regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Matt focuses his practice on utility regulatory, administrative litigation and project development and provides guidance to clients in the utilities sectors to obtain certifications, contest rates and advocate favorable policies with regulators.

Matt Arth represents energy, water and telecommunications companies in regulatory and commercial matters, including permitting compliance and contested regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Matt focuses his practice on utility regulatory, administrative litigation and project development and provides guidance to clients in the utilities sectors to obtain certifications, contest rates and advocate favorable policies with regulators.

Matt counsels utility market participants on a range of commercial transactions, including the development, purchase and sale of wind, solar and battery storage generation projects. He also represents developers in securing property rights for project development and navigating the interconnection process.

Prior to entering private practice, Matt was an attorney for the PUC where he represented Commission Staff in regulatory proceedings at the PUC and in contested cases before the SOAH, including utility base rate applications, transmission, distribution, and energy efficiency cost recovery factors (TCRF, DCRF, EECRF), fuel reconciliations, administrative rulemakings, and transmission line and service area Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) amendments.

In water and wastewater utility matters, Matt has extensive experience with streamlined expedited releases, CCN service area amendments and utility system sale/transfer/mergers.

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Education
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2015
    Journal of Legislation – Solicitations Editor
  • S.B., Fordham University, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Gulf Coast Power Association
    • Member, Public Utility Law Section, State Bar of Texas
    • Vice Chair, Austin Bar Association Administrative Law Section
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Chambers USA, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) (2022)
    • Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law (2021, 2022, 2023)
    • Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2020
Professional History
    • Attorney - Legal Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas (Austin)
    • Judicial Intern, Hon. Richard W. Goldberg, U.S. Court of International Trade (New York)