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


Colorado, 2012

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 master service agreements. Chris has also assisted offshore oil and gas companies in matters related to decommissioning liabilities and the corresponding financial obligations. 

Chris is a member of our Indian Law Practice Group, guiding clients across industries in navigating the regulatory framework governing transactions with Indian tribes and in the development of energy assets and mining properties on tribal lands and lands held in trust by the federal government. 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

  • "Hiding in Plain View," co-author, World Pipelines, October 2017.
  • “The Water Transfers Rule: How an EPA Rule Threatens to Undermine the Clean Water Act,” author, 83 U. Colo. L. Rev. 307, 2011.

John Fognani and Christopher Reagen Publish Article in Lexology ‘Mining 2019’ Report

Minerals continue to be a foundation to industry in the United States, contributing to the US economy at several stages including extraction, processing and manufacturing. In 2018, the estimated value of mineral raw materials produced at mines in the US was US $82.2 billion, a 3 percent increase from the revised total of US $79.7 billion in 2017. Domestic raw materials and domestically recycled materials were used in 2018 to process mineral materials worth US $766 billion. Downstream industries consumed these mineral materials, producing an estimated value of US $3.02 trillion in 2018.

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