Jeff Robbins joined the COGCC on January 17, 2019 as interim and then as official director on March 19, 2019. Robbins served as counselor and advisor to Gov. Jared Polis on oil and gas issues for the past five years. Robbins also served on the 2014 Colorado Task Force Regarding State and Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Operations. Robbins has practiced law in Colorado since 1996 and was a partner in the law firm of Goldman, Robbins, Nicholson & Mack, P.C., based in Durango. He has substantial experience in governmental law. Early in his career he served as County Attorney for La Plata County for 12 years and Archuleta County for three years. More recently, he has focused his practice on assisting multiple front range communities, including Adams County, the City of Aurora, the City of Dacono, Boulder County, the City of Lafayette, and the City of Timnath, as legal counsel on oil and gas matters helping these communities address land use and surface issues arising out of oil and gas operations. He has practiced extensively before the COGCC in the representation of these clients. He has a BA in English from Washington and Lee University and earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.