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Christopher (Chris) W. Rich

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Partner

Christopher Rich is a partner in the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice.  He focuses on complex environmental cleanup compliance and litigation under CERCLA and state Superfund laws, resolution of state and federal governmental enforcement actions, and RCRA, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act compliance and permitting.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "Leading Lawyers: Environment," 2007 - present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America  2010 - Present: Environmental Law

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon Business Association, Environment and Economic Development Committee, Chair, 2004 - present
  • Oregon Environmental Council, Board of Directors, 2005 - present
  • Department of Environmental Quality Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP) and Regional Haze Advisory Committee, 2008
  • Department of Environmental Quality, Mercury Rule Advisory Committee, 2006
  • Department of Environmental Quality, Enforcement Advisory Committee, 2005
  • Department of Environmental Quality, Solid Waste Advisory Committee, 2002 - 2003
  • Environmental Partnerships for Oregon Communities Advisory Committee, 1999 - 2003

Related Employment

  • Rycewicz & Chenoweth, LLP, Portland, OR, Attorney, 1999 - 2006
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, OR, 1994 - 1999

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., History, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Languages

  • Spanish

Highlights