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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.



BOEM Withdraws Contentious Sole Liability Orders for More Review

On February 17, 2017, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management withdrew its December 2016 orders requiring sole liability properties to provide additional security in the form of supplemental bonds for plugging, abandoning, and decommissioning Outer Continental Shelf wells, platforms and other facilities.

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