Chris Reagan


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Education and Clerkships

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

B.A., History, Classics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007



Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Chris Reagen is a member of the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group and assists clients in transactions involving the acquisition, development, and disposition of energy assets and mining properties. With a broad natural resources transactional practice, Chris has counseled clients in joint ventures to develop oil and gas properties, farmout agreements, purchase and sale agreements, joint development agreements, and crude oil purchase agreements. Chris has also represented upstream and midstream companies in gathering and transportation agreements and lenders and borrowers in energy finance matters.

Chris is the chair of our Indian Law Practice Group, guiding clients across industries in navigating the regulatory framework governing transactions with Indian tribes with significant experience involving the development of oil and gas resources on tribal lands. Prior to joining the firm, Chris represented some of the largest energy-producing Indian tribes in a broad range of issues related to the development of tribal natural resources.

Chris authored “The Water Transfers Rule: How an EPA Rule Threatens to Undermine the Clean Water Act,” which was published in the University of Colorado Law Review in 2011.


Professional and Community Activities

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

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Getting the Deal Through: Mining 2019 (United States)," co-author, Getting the Deal Through, April 19, 2019.
  • "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.


Professional Recognition

  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021

John Fognani and Christopher Reagen Publish Article in Lexology ‘Mining 2020’ Report

Minerals continue to be a foundation to industry in the United States, contributing to the U.S. economy at several stages including extraction, processing and manufacturing. In 2019, the estimated value of mineral raw materials produced at mines in the U.S. was US$86.3 billion, a 3 percent increase from the revised total of US$84 billion in 2018. Domestic raw materials and domestically recycled materials were used in 2019 to process mineral materials worth US$770 billion. Downstream industries consumed these mineral materials, producing an estimated value of US$3.13 trillion in 2019.

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