Jochim, Christine A.

Attorney, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division

Christine Jochim’s practice concentrates on energy, environmental and natural resources compliance counseling and federal policy, litigation and government enforcement. She represents domestic and international clients in civil and criminal matters arising from a range of energy and environmental regulations and statutes, such as the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Atomic Energy Act (AEA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).    

Christine has also prepared public comments for clients on a variety of proposed domestic and international legislative matters for submission to agencies as part of the rulemaking process.

Prior to joining the firm, Christine was an associate at K&L Gates LLP, in their Washington, DC office, and an attorney with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, Maryland.

Christine graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law. Concurrent with her legal studies, Christine obtained a Master of Public Health, with a concentration in environmental and occupational health, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Prior to law school, Christine worked as a legal assistant for the health care practice group of Sidley Austin in Washington, DC, and as an intern to Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO). Christine earned her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, with a concentration in government and a minor in environmental studies.

Previous Experience

Attorney, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division

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    Education
    • J.D., 2008, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    • M.P.H., 2008, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • B.A., 2003, cum laude, Hamilton College
    Admissions
    • Colorado
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Maryland
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    Recognition

    Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017-2018

    IMPACT Denver, 2017

    Membership

    Colorado Women's Bar Association

    American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 24th Fall Conference Planning Committee, 2016

    American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Special Committee on International Outreach Chair, 2016-present

    American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Nuclear Law Committee Programming Vice-Chair, 2016-present; Committee Chair, 2014-2016