Professional Biography

Christopher A. Chou Associate

  • San Francisco

    D +1.415.344.7136

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    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA




Christopher Chou is an associate with the firm’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice. Christopher provides advice and counsel on regulatory matters with a focus on environmental and land use laws. He has experience helping developers and companies with innovative and challenging projects on issues related to land development, including entitlements, land subdivisions, environmental and brownfield issues.

Additionally, Christopher has experience on energy and telecom issues, including major broadband projects. He has worked on issues involving facility siting, environmental review and pole attachments, and also has experience in matters before the California Public Utilities Commission.

He has experience litigating and counseling clients on issues arising under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act, the Planning and Zoning laws, and exactions and takings.

Christopher is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice, assisting a nonprofit in opening a new clinic with land use and environmental litigation and a Palo Alto nonprofit with an expansion of their facilities to assist people with disabilities.

Professional Leadership

  • Asian American Bar Association, LGBT Committee Chair, 2014 – present
  • Lambda Legal San Francisco Leadership Council, 2014 – present

Related Employment

  • Mills Legal Clinic, Stanford Law School, Environmental Law Clinic, Student, 2012
  • Asian Law Caucus, Housing Rights, Law Clerk, 2012
  • Office of the City Attorney of San Francisco, Land Use, Law Clerk, 2011
  • Public Advocates, Affordable Housing and Transit Justice, Law Clerk, 2011



Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2013,
    Editor, Stanford Environmental Law Journal
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Mathematics & Political Science,
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    , 2006