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 the field of transportation law, where he focuses on the development and operation of public transportation systems and airports. His experience includes federal regulatory compliance, land acquisition and use, and funding.  Many of his clients are state and local governmental entities, including public transit agencies and airport authorities.

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., Atlanta, Georgia
Assist Atlanta BeltLine in navigating federal regulatory requirements in connection with acquisition and development of rail corridors for public trail and modern streetcar passenger transit uses

State and Intergovernmental Transportation Authorities, Several States
Represent several state and intergovernmental transportation authorities separately before the Surface Transportation Board in disputes regarding the allocation of capital and operational costs between state passenger rail operators and Amtrak

Maryland Department of Transportation
Represent Maryland DOT regarding regulatory status and strategies for use of state-owned rail lines, including freight use, light rail, and public trail use

New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York
Represent NYCEDC and the City of New York before federal regulatory bodies and in negotiations with other parties concerning various rail, rail-trail, and rail-to-harbor projects

Dallas Love Field, Dallas, Texas
Represent airport sponsor in establishing and defending gate allocation methodology within highly unique federal legislative and regulatory context

City of Phoenix, Arizona
Represent airport sponsor in federal litigation seeking changes to FAA air navigation routes

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
Co-Authored with Thomas R. Devine
TransLaw
Fall 2012
Commuter Rail Updates (Bi-Monthly Column)
Association Highlights by Association of Transportation Law Professionals
2011–2015
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