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Christian Petrangelo

Associate | San Francisco


Christian is an associate in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Christian advises local governments and other public agencies on a variety of government law issues.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2024, Christian worked as a public law associate focusing on land use & environmental, municipal & public law, civil litigation & dispute resolution, and real estate matters.

Before his time as an associate, Christian was a regulatory specialist on the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) team at Meta via Milestone Technologies, Inc., where he helped to build out Meta's EHS compliance program while monitoring and interpreting laws and regulations to determine their impact on global operations. He also spent several years as a senior regulatory consultant at Enhesa, Inc., advising Fortune 500 multinational clients on the EHS regulatory compliance obligations of their operations and products under U.S. and California law.

During law school, Christian interned with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Solicitor's Office and the Vermont Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Unit. He was a student clinician at Vermont Law School's Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic.

Honors & Awards

Senior Managing Editor, Vermont Law Review

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, California Lawyers Association

Attorney, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers



  • Multistate Employer Liability & Employee Welfare in the Absence of a Federal COVID-19 Health & Safety Rule
    Vermont Law Review Blog
  • Regulatory Roulette: Desalination and the Future of Drinking Water in California
    American Bar Association - Marine Resources Committee
  • Conflict in the Air? Federalism, The Clean Air Act, and Arkansas's Act 1302
    Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
  • Are Urban Authorities Using the Right Set of Land Use Law and Policy Tools in Adapting to Climate Change?
    Vermont Law Review


J.D., cum laude, Vermont Law School

M.Sc., merit honors, London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A., cum laude, Middlebury College

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