Christine Bator has been in private practice since 1982. She has a JD from Seton Hall Law School and an LLM in Corporate Law from NYU Law. She currently teaches Energy, Economics and the Environment at Rutgers Law School.
Chris is a former Commissioner of the NJ Board of Public Utilities. The Board of Public Utilities is a quasi-judicial body responsible for the safety and soundness of energy production, distribution and transmission of electricity in NJ. The Board also had responsibility for implementing the NJ Clean Energy program and overseeing the legislative renewable energy goals.
Chris served as a Commissioner of the $2 billion NJ Highway Authority presiding over the merger of the NJHA with the NJ Turnpike Authority. Prior to going into private practice Chris served as the Director of the Office of Legal Affairs for the NJ Commissioner of Health.
Chris has served on the boards of Seton Hall University President’s Advisory Committee, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Mercer Bar Foundation, Gas Technology Institute Advisory Committee and NJ Lawyer. Chris served as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners Gas and Critical Infrastructure Committees. She is a former Trustee of the NJ Bar Association, Vice Chair of NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chair of the Banking Law Section and Vice Chair of the Bar Professional Responsibility Committee. She is a member of the NJ Bar Public Utility Law Section.
She is currently a director of the NJ Women Lawyers Association and a Co-Director of its Public Policy Committee. Chris is Chair of the NJ Supreme Court District VII Fee Arbitration Committee.