Christine M. Morgan
Chris Morgan's practice focuses on environmental law, with primary emphasis in the areas of environmental counseling on complex compliance issues, administrative enforcement actions, site remediation matters, and risk identification and management in transactions. In compliance matters, she has represented clients on issues arising under the Clean Water Act, RCRA, EPCRA, the Clean Air Act and state equivalents, as well as OSHA and DOT requirements. Chris has extensive experience advising clients on strategic aspects of property remediation matters, under both federal and state remediation programs (including Georgia's HSRA, VRP, and Brownfields programs). In transactional matters, she frequently represents clients in analyzing risks associated with environmental liabilities in various types of corporate and real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, facility closure and disposition, lending and restructuring transactions, and in developing innovative options for management of identified environmental risks. She has represented clients in proceedings before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, numerous state agencies, and state and federal courts.Chris is active in several professional and civic associations, including the Georgia Bar Association (Environmental Law Section), the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. Additionally, Chris is an active member of the board of directors for the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. She speaks and writes regularly on environmental law issues and currently serves as an editor for Jones Day's quarterly climate change newsletter, the Climate Report.