Chris Schlag is a member of Winstead’s Environmental Law and Public & Regulatory Law Practice Groups. Her practice includes all areas of environmental, health, and safety law, including regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, and litigation. She advises clients on a broad range of environmental health and safety compliance issues and has experience reviewing and auditing compliance related programs. Chris also represents clients before a variety of federal and state enforcement agencies including in legal proceedings involving OSHA citations, EPA Notice of Violations and Whistleblower Complaints. Her representations include helping clients respond to regulatory investigations arising from occupational accidents, routine regulatory inspections and employee complaints.
Chris’ litigation practice is focused on matters related to regulatory compliance, administrative law, contract interpretation, property disputes, insurance coverage and employment law matters. In addition, she has advised clients across the U.S. in a broad range of industries, including chemical, construction, manufacturing and energy, on compliance with regulatory requirements under EPA, OSHA, DOT, USDA and state and local authorities.
Chris also brings a unique technical perspective and business acumen to client matters through her extensive industry experience in environmental health and safety. In addition to holding a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety & Environmental Management, Chris also has worked as a safety consultant for Pinnacol Assurance and as an environmental health and safety engineer for Ball Corporation. In these roles, she gained experience providing environmental health and safety resources, training, education and comprehensive compliance assessments to a wide array of industries and audiences.