Christopher A. Treanor is a counsel in the public law and policy practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Treanor provides strategic counsel to clients on international trade issues and domestic policy, with a focus on trade, energy and sustainability, telecommunications and transportation issues. He advocates on behalf of clients before federal agencies and the U.S. Congress, and he advises clients on how best to navigate complex policy issues.

Prior to joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Mr. Treanor was a government relations director for a Washington, D.C., public affairs and government relations firm, where he advised prominent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Fortune 50 companies on issues including comprehensive climate change legislation. He also served on the professional staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he worked on passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Mr. Treanor was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Treanor received his J.D. cum laude from The Catholic University of America, Columbus Law School. While in law school, he was awarded the Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowship in two consecutive years.  He was a member of Akin Gump’s 2011 summer associate class.

Community Involvement

  • member, Virginia State Bar Association (November 2012-present)
  • associate trustee, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.