Chris Gober represents more than 100 active clients—including U.S. Senators,... more
Chris Gober represents more than 100 active clients—including U.S. Senators, Congressmen, and multibillion-dollar companies—in litigation, federal investigations, and political compliance matters. In 2013, Chris was named “U.S. Government Lawyer of the Year” by the international publication Lawyer Monthly, and he was featured in Texas Lawyer’s “Legal Leaders on the Rise” edition spotlighting 25... view profile
I practice natural resources, energy and environmental law with a special focus on... more
I practice natural resources, energy and environmental law with a special focus on issues relating to oil and gas exploration and production. I represent clients in business transactions, litigation, and administrative proceedings, including matters before Texas courts and the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Texas General Land Office. My specific... view profile
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.