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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2012, Law Review, Casenote and Comment Editor

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007, magna cum laude


Colorado, 2012

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Christopher Reagen is an attorney with experience in natural resource development and assisting clients in complying with energy, environmental, and natural resource laws. Chris has counseled clients on regulatory and corporate matters and has negotiated a wide array of oil and gas agreements, as well as engineering, procurement and management agreements for energy projects.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked almost exclusively on natural resource development projects and environmental issues for some of the largest energy-producing Indian tribes in the United States. Through this practice, Chris learned to navigate the complicated regulatory framework and jurisdictional issues governing Indian lands.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Getting the Deal Through: Mining 2016 (United States)," co-author, Getting the Deal Through, July 6, 2016.
  • “The Water Transfers Rule: How an EPA Rule Threatens to Undermine the Clean Water Act,” author, University of Colorado Law Review, 2011.



EPA Provides Streamlined Permit Mechanism for True Minor Sources in Indian Country

On June 3, 2016, EPA published its Final Rule designating use of a federal implementation plan to carry out the Federal Indian Country Minor New Source Review Program issued under the federal Clean Air Act. The FIP will apply to new and modified minor sources used in oil and natural gas exploration and production operations that are or will be located in Indian country.

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