Matthew Clark is an associate in the Seattle office of K&L Gates in the Environment, Land, and Natural Resources practice group. Matt's practice focuses on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, transactions involving energy and infrastructure, environmental permitting, natural resource development, and land use. Matt also maintains a practice in the firm’s broader complex commercial disputes, providing strategic pre-litigation and litigation advice to clients. In addition, Matt is a member of K&L Gates' budding sports law practice group.
Notably, Matt assists clients navigating long-term sustainability concerns that intersect with transitioning to renewable energy and environmental justice.
As a summer associate at the firm, Matt supported several associates and partners from different practice groups. In addition to his law degree, Matt earned a Graduate Certificate in Environment and Society from Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. Before attending law school, Matt worked as a program manager at an engineering non-profit organization, the National Society of Black Engineers.
- Listed in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Environmental Law (2024)
- Next Generation in Law, Puget Sound Business Journal (September 2022)
- National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Washington (2020-2023)
- Diversity Fellow at K&L Gates (2017)
- Winner of the Notre Dame Baseball Salary Arbitration Competition and competitor at the 10th Annual International Tulane Baseball Salary Arbitration Competition
- National Society of Black Engineer’s Executive Award for Exemplary Leadership
- Co-Chair for Mid-Year Conference, Washington State Bar Association Environment and Land Use Law Section
- Executive Board Member, Legal Foundation of Washington
- State-wide Co-Chair, Associates Campaign, Campaign for Equal Justice (2021)
- Non-Profit Board Vice President, Northwest Seattle Little League
- Member at Large, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, American Bar Association (2021)
- Committee Member, Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon Committee, King County Bar Association (2020-2023)
- Presenter, Environmental Justice in the United States, Private CLE, January 2023
- Presenter, The War in Ukraine and Energy Transitions, Washington State Bar Association CLE, December 2022
- “Washington State Puts Environmental Justice At The Forefront,” Law360, 5 July 2023
- “Calif.'s Renewable Natural Gas Standard: Tips For Suppliers,” Law360, 13 April 2022
- “Calif.'s Renewable Natural Gas Standard: How It Works,” Law360, 12 April 2022
- Banning Coal: Analyzing the Eradication of Coal in North America, Vol. 49 of the Texas Environmental Law Journal
- “The Uncertain Future of the NCAA Post Alston – Federal v. State Legislation v. Conference Guidelines,” LawInSport, December 2021
- An article written by San Francisco partner Buck Endemann and Seattle associates Molly Barker and Matthew Clark regarding California’s renewable natural gas standard appears in Law360.