Chris Drake

Subject Matter Expert

Chris Drake brings more than a decade of legal and policy experience, both from public and private sector work, to his consultancy at Enegis. He currently serves as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement within its Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, on matters relating to administrative/regulatory law, policy direction, and project management.

Immediately before joining Enegis, Chris was an attorney-adviser for six and a half years in the Department of Energy’s Office of General Counsel, under the direction of the Assistant General Counsel for Energy Delivery and Resilience and the Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy. He served in that role through three different Presidential Administrations and advised a variety of programs within the Department, including others within the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. His responsibilities included development of regulatory programs and improving the efficiency of existing programs, working closely with legal teams, policy advisors, and program staff throughout the Department throughout his tenure.

Before joining the U.S. Department of Energy, Chris was a practicing attorney at two large international law firms, where he gained experience advising private-sector clients throughout the energy industry.

Chris holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master of Science in Managerial Sciences and Applied Economics from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), and a BA in International Relations (minor in Management Science & Engineering) from Stanford University.