People

Christian L. Alexander

Attorney

Washington, DC Office
202.955.5600

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2011
Graduate Energy Certificate, University of Colorado Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, 2011
Resource Editor, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 2010–2011
B.A., cum laude, Amherst College, 2006

Bar Admissions

Colorado
District of Columbia

Christian L. Alexander

Christian Alexander is primarily involved in transportation and energy practices.  In the field of transportation law, he focuses primarily on the legal issues involved in developing and operating public transportation systems, including federal regulatory compliance, land acquisition and use, and funding.  Most of his clients are state and local governmental entities, including public transit agencies and airports. 

Christian has experience with various Department of Transportation boards and administrations, including the Surface Transportation Board, the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration. His areas of practice incorporate related fields such as environmental and land use policy, transit-oriented development, and rails-to-trails projects.  Christian’s background also includes working on state and federal energy regulation and policy issues.

Representative Experience

  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. – Railbanking/transit corridor
  • Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority – Litigation against Amtrak before STB
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection – Representation in negotiations for railbanking and use of railroad rights-of-way
  • San Bernardino Association of Governments – Redrafting rights-of-way licensing agreements
  • Martha’s Vineyard – Redrafting Airline Operating Agreements
  • Maryland Aviation Administration – BWI Airport tenant issues – concessionaires and ADA compliance of tenant facilities and airport-owned hotel
  • Hillsborough County Aviation Authority – Representation before FAA on DBE compliance
  • City of Phoenix – Conduct internal investigation on flight route development
  • City of Dallas – Represent City in dispute with FAA, airlines over gate access
  • Hennepin County – Represent County in project to plan and acquire access to rights-of-way for transit purposes

Awards / Professional and Civic Activities

  • Capitol Hill South Advisory Neighborhood Commission, Planning and Zoning Committee, Resident Member (2013–2015)
  • University of Colorado Law School, Alumni Carrier Profiles - Promising Stars (2013)
  • Elephant Energy, Eagle Energy Program, Volunteer Interim Program Director (2010–2011)
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

News & Publications

Presentations

Commuter Rail Update
Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting
2013–2015
American Public Transportation Association International Practicum on Innovative Transit Funding & Financing
06.16.14

Publications

Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Rail Research Program
February 2016
Commuter Rail Updates (Bi-Monthly Column)
Association Highlights by Association of Transportation Law Professionals
2011–Present
Co-Authored with Thomas R. Devine
TransLaw
Fall 2012
18,000 American without Electricity: Illuminating and Solving the Navajo Energy Crisis
Co-Authored with David Tarasi, Julie Nania, Bob Gregory, Naree Chan, and Doug Vilsack
22 Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy 263 
2011

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2011
Graduate Energy Certificate, University of Colorado Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, 2011
Resource Editor, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 2010–2011
B.A., cum laude, Amherst College, 2006

Bar Admissions

Colorado
District of Columbia