Chris heads up the firm's Environment Group on the West Coast. He obtains approvals and permits for complex projects before local, state, and federal environmental, natural resource, energy, and land management agencies, which he defends (along with associated environmental review documents) against litigation challenges in state and federal courts.
Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” San Francisco Natural Resources Law (2013, 2016) and recommended by Chambers USA (2015, 2016), Legal 500 US (2012-2016), and Best Lawyers (2009-2017).
“Birds Nests and Kit Foxes vs. Renewable Energy,” WSJ (04/2014)
University of California, Berkeley: B.A., J.D., Ph.D.