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Christopher H. Buckley, Jr. graduated from the Harvard Law School. He is a retired partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, one of the world’s largest law firms, and was a member of the firm’s Washington, DC office. Buckley founded and chaired the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group, which grew to one of the largest environmental practice groups in the nation and whose clients include many Fortune 500 companies. He has been a frequent lecturer and author with respect to environmental regulatory programs and environmental litigation, and has been recognized as one of the best environmental lawyers in the United States by numerous publications. Buckley is an ardent conservationist and fly fisherman. Before his retirement, he devoted considerable time to pro bono environmental cases, including representation of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and Trout Unlimited in major cases brought to obtain protection for wild salmonids and their environment. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. He has also served as President of the Barker Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency in Washington, DC. A fly fisherman for almost his entire life, Buckley has fished in rivers all over the world and on the flats of the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. He owns homes on Islamorada in the Florida Keys and in McLean, Virginia.

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