Matthew B. Welling, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2588
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Matthew B. Welling is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the firm's Energy Group. Matthew represents clients in a range of regulatory, transactional, policy, and litigation-related issues at the state and federal levels, with particular focus on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulatory commissions. He has advised on matters before the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS). He also advises clients on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards, cyber and physical security issues, and data privacy.

Matthew has counseled clients on matters that have included electric and natural gas utility rate design, wholesale market access, transmission planning, renewable generation development, environmental compliance, federal loan and grant programs, Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) membership and stakeholder processes, and the integration of utility assets into RTO operations.

Matthew also has considerable experience representing large industrial consumers of electricity and natural gas in matters, including custom rate design, wholesale power supply negotiation, energy efficiency and demand response initiatives, supply planning, natural gas exploration and production, and the development of alternative energy supplies.

Additionally, Matthew counsels clients on NERC reliability standards and matters related to cyber and physical security, data privacy, and critical infrastructure. In doing so, he is able to bring additional credibility from his prior professional experience in information technology and systems design.

Matthew was previously a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Business Services, and Accenture. As a consultant, he advised clients in the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other complex business systems and has deep technical experience with these technologies. Matthew led multi-national teams to serve clients in the energy, industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and international banking industries.

Matthew graduated with honors from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 2002 with a B.S. in business administration and a concentration in computer information systems. He also has a minor in Spanish.

Matthew received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010, where he served as the managing editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. During law school, Matthew twice clerked for Sen. John Cornyn on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "The Future of Blockchain Technology," CSIS, Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2018). Presenter: Richard Lehfeldt; Panelist: Matthew B. Welling.
  • "Blockchain 101," Crowell & Moring Webinar (July 19, 2018). Presenters: Jenny E. Cieplak, Matthew B. Welling, and Simon Leefatt.
  • "Understanding Blockchain," Cyber Sector Risk: Blockchain Security Seminar, New York, NY (April 25, 2018). Panelist: Matthew B. Welling.
  • "Beyond the First Year - Regulation in the Trump Era," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 28, 2018). Presenters: Thomas A. Lorenzen, James G. Flood, W. Scott Douglas, Christine M. Clements, Jodi G. Daniel, Robert Meyers, Michael Boucher, Daniel Cannistra, Jennifer A. Ray, Maarten Stassen, Jenny E. Cieplak, and Matthew B. Welling.
  • "Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain & The Distribution Industry," HARDI's 2017 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV (December 3, 2017). Presenters: Matthew B. Welling and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Ascending Stars of ABA SciTech: Hot Topics in 60 Minutes," American Bar Association Teleconference (November 9, 2017). Panelist: Matthew B. Welling.
  • "Blockchain - The Technology Revolution You Haven't Heard Of - Yet," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 38th Annual Institute, Williamsburg, VA (May 23, 2017). Presenters: Cameron Prell and Matthew B. Welling.
  • “Financing Storage Projects,” EES North America, San Francisco, CA (July 12, 2016). Presenter: Matthew B. Welling


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