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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 a lawyer in the Energy Practice Group in the Denver office of Haynes and Boone who assists clients with natural resource development opportunities and compliance with environmental rules and regulations. He has broad transactional experience and assists clients in all aspects of the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties and mining projects. Chris is also a member of our Indian Law Practice, counseling clients in understanding and resolving jurisdictional issues and other complexities in transactions with Native American tribes.

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. Chris assisted tribal governments in navigating the federal regulatory framework governing Indian lands. He also represented tribes in meetings with federal agencies to develop environmental rules and regulations that would balance development opportunities with environmental protections.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Volunteer, Denver Indian Law Center

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Hiding in Plain View," co-author, World Pipelines, October 2017.
  • "Getting the Deal Through: Mining 2017 (United States)," co-author, Getting the Deal Through, July 2017.
  • "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, 83 U. Colo. L. Rev. 307, 2011.

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