Christopher H. Buckley, Jr.

Christopher H. Buckley, Jr. Christopher H. Buckley, Jr.


Christopher H. Buckley, Jr. graduated from the Harvard Law School. He was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, one of the largest law firms in the United States with multiple domestic and overseas offices, and was a member of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Buckley founded and chaired the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group, of whom more than 50 attorneys are members and whose clients have included many Fortune 500 companies.  He has been named one of the best environmental lawyers by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America; Guide to the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers; Who’s Who Legal: USA – Environment; Environment Expert Guide; Washingtonian’s Best Environmental Lawyers List; and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. He devotes considerable time to pro bono activities. Buckley represented the Atlantic Salmon Federation in its successful petition to have the Atlantic Salmon listed as an endangered species in the few remaining Maine rivers in which it spawns. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute. He has served as President of the Barker Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency in Washington, D.C. A fly-fisherman for almost his entire life, he has fished for Atlantic salmon in North America and Europe for more than 30 years. He also fishes for steelhead trout in British Columbia and tarpon, permit and bonefish in Florida. He owns homes on Islamorada in the Florida Keys and in McLean, Virginia.