Chris is a member in the Environmental Practice Group. She has experience in advising and defending clients with respect to many areas of state and federal environmental law, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Resource, Compensation and Liability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Underground Storage Tank Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
Chris focuses her practice on counseling clients on regulatory matters and regularly counsels buyers, sellers, and lenders on environmental risks in real estate and corporate transactions. Chris has defended federal and state enforcement actions and has conducted environmental audits and internal investigations for industrial clients. Chris helps clients with complex remediation projects, emergency response to spills and/or releases of hazardous substances, matters requiring internal investigations and root cause analyses, as well as voluntary self-disclosures under state and federal audit policies and statutes.
Prior to joining the Firm, Chris was an Assistant Attorney General at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where she enforced state air pollution control laws and regulations.
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Washington University Law Review, Competition and Development Editor
Williams College, B.A., 2007
U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Environmental Law, 2021-2022
Cincinnati Business Courier, Forty Under 40 Honoree, 2020
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Rising Star Honoree, 2017
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Mason Arts Council, Board Member, 2019-Present
City of Mason Zoning Board of Appeals, Member, 2019-Present
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Member, 2013-Present
Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Cincinnati Chapter, Member, 2016-2017
Cincinnati Korean American Association, Member, 2013-2015
Presenter, “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Oil! Best Practices for SPCC Compliance,” Kentucky Environmental Conference, Kentucky Chamber, March 2022
Presenter, “Clean Water Best Management Practices…Storm Water Permitting; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Compliance,” Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety Symposium, Manufacturers’ Education Council, March 2022
June 10, 2020
December 4, 2017
March 23, 2016