Chris Gunn JD ’11
Chris Gunn JD ’11 has transitioned to a new role as director of equity, labor, and economic prosperity for the U.S. Department of Energy. Gunn has over 20 years of experience, principally in energy law and policy with a current emphasis in leading national policy discussions on equity and energy justice. She is highly regarded for her leadership, board expertise, innovative ideas, and contributions to grid innovation. Previously, she served as a senior advisor for energy and environmental justice at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis. Gunn’s role involved spearheading efforts to ensure that equity considerations were integrated into federal grants via Community Benefit Plans. She previously served as an attorney-advisor for the Bonneville Power Administration and the acting assistant general counsel for transmission in the Office of General Counsel. Alongside her professional pursuits, Gunn is passionate about mentoring law students and young attorneys. She is also actively involved in Pinay Powerhouse, a nonprofit organization centering Pinays in the legal profession, and serves as president of the Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association.