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Chris J. Carr

425 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2482
Firm: Morrison & Foerster LLP  |  Website

Chris J. Carr

425 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2482
Firm: Morrison & Foerster LLP
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Firm

Morrison & Foerster LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (415) 268-7000

Chris Carr is co-chair of the firm’s Clean Technology Group, and chair of the firm’s Environment and Energy Group. Drawing from his experience with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. State Department’s Office of Marine Conservation, Mr. Carr represents land developers, business concerns, private individuals, public agencies and nonprofits in all areas of environmental and natural resource law, including energy, forestry, water, mining, coastal and marine resources, agriculture and land development. In particular, his practice focuses on permitting and litigation under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as their California counterparts: the California ESA, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Mr. Carr regularly advises clients on permitting for large projects involving, and in investigations by and administrative proceedings before, federal and state environmental, natural resource and land management agencies, including:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • California Board of Forestry
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • California Fish and Game Commission
  • NOAA Fisheries (formerly National Marine Fisheries Service)
  • Regional Water Quality Control Boards
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service

He frequently defends against “citizen suits” brought under federal environmental statutes, and litigates challenges to environmental permits, approvals, and review documents in federal and state courts.

Mr. Carr is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 US (2012 – 2014) andBest Lawyers (2009 – 2014). In 2013, he was recognized by Best Lawyers as “San Francisco Natural Resources Lawyer of the Year,” an honor given to a single lawyer in the metropolitan area.

Mr. Carr serves on the City of San Francisco’s Clean Technology Advisory Council, the Wine Institute’s Public Policy Committee, the California Forestry Association’s Legal Affairs Committee, and the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association’s Environment Committee. He also serves on the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

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Recognized with a "Lawyer of the Year" award in Best Lawyers®
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (415) 268-7000
425 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105-2482
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