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Utsarga Bhattarai


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Utsarga represents energy and natural resources clients on complex litigation and regulatory compliance matters.

Utsarga represents clients in litigation in the areas of renewable energy projects, oil and gas, and mining, and assists clients through regulatory compliance necessary to authorize energy development projects. He guides clients through disputes over royalty payments, operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and permits to conduct operations on public lands. When necessary, Utsarga helps clients challenge agency decisions that obstruct energy development.

Clients benefit from Utsarga’s past work experience at an organization specializing in strategic counseling and collaborative problem solving on complex global and national issues, including supply chain sustainability, natural resources management, disaster response and recovery, and climate change policies.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Utsarga served as a clerk for Justice Monica M. Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court. During law school, Utsarga was a member of the Civil Litigation Clinic and interned for Judge Christine M. Arguello of the U.S. District Court in Denver.


Utsarga provides effective representation to clients in energy and natural resources industries, including:

  • Permitting and regulatory compliance
  • Oil and gas royalty disputes
  • Development of renewable energy projects
  • Defense of energy development permits
  • Appellate advocacy


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