Kayla S. Byers

Senior Associate


Kayla Byers advises clients on a variety of environmental, energy and natural resources regulatory matters. Her experience includes working with clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including renewable energy, mining and recreation, and providing counseling on a variety of issues related to development on federal and private lands. Ms. Byers also assists clients in litigating matters before state and federal administrative bodies and courts.  

Ms. Byers' background includes counseling clients on all aspects of government contracts regulatory matters, including compliance, contract formation and subcontract agreements, contract performance issues and disputes, and the False Claims Act.

While in law school, Ms. Byers worked as a legal intern for Federal Magistrate Justice Kristen L. Mix, a legislative fellow in the Office of Senator Michael Johnston, and a law clerk in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado. She also received the University of Colorado Law School Austin W. Scott Jr. Award for excellence in appellate advocacy. 

Honors & Awards

  • Named as one of Colorado's most important and influential female leaders in the state's energy industry by The Denver Business Journal in 2018

Publications & News


March 8, 2018

Denver Business Journal Recognizes Kayla Byers as One of Colorado's Top Women in Energy

The Denver Business Journal has named Denver attorney Kayla Byers as one of Colorado's most important and influential female leaders in the state's energy industry.

October 12, 2016

Ken Salazar Honored With Federico Pena Lifetime Achievement Award

The Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization has recognized Partner Ken Salazar with its Federico Pena Lifetime Achievement Award. Salazar accepted the accolade on September 23 at the organization's annual Bernie Valdez Awards Luncheon in Denver.

April 20, 2016

Interior Releases Final Rule for Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control in Offshore Drilling Operations

On April 14, 2016, the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, released a final rule establishing requirements for certain offshore oil and gas drilling, completion, workover, and decommissioning processes that are designed to enhance safety and minimize well-control incidents.

March 10, 2016

Energy Sector Alert Series: Hot Topics in California

Important energy issues continue to arise at the intersection of law and policy in California. Here are eight hot topics that require the attention of entities with interests in California's energy sector.


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JD, University of Colorado School of Law, 2013, Order of the Coif, University of Colorado Law Review

BA, Political Science and English Literature, summa cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2008

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