Chris S. Leason

"Chris brings perspectives to environmental issues. He has a chemical engineering degree - it is very valuable because the issues are technical."
Anonymous client/colleague
Chambers USA

"Partnering with me to anticipate issues, manage risk, and problem-solve define my relationship with Chris Leason. As Vice President, General Counsel of Innophos, Inc., I rely on his environmental expertise to navigate sensitive environmental issues in a cost-effective and proactive manner. Notably, Chris readily brings his deep experience to bear on complex matters to produce practical, actionable solutions we can evaluate and implement."
William N. Farran, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Innophos Holdings, Inc.

"He [Chris Leason] is able to stay focused under pressure and keep the subject on track, and has extremely useful negotiating capability."
Anonymous client/colleague
Chambers USA

Chris S. Leason


For nearly 30 years, Chris has focused his practice on high-profile civil and criminal environmental investigations and enforcement actions throughout the United States. A nationally-recognized Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) practitioner, Chris represents national trade associations, oil and gas companies, manufacturers, and mine operators on issues involving the identification and management of solid and hazardous wastes, financial assurance, corrective action, permitting, boiler and industrial furnace compliance, underground storage tank testing and removal, and land disposal restriction requirements.

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  • George Washington University
    J.D., with honors, 1993
  • Pennsylvania State University
    B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1987