Mr. Christopher Lento
Louisiana Attorney General’s Office
Christopher J. Lento is an LSU Law graduate and has been licensed as an attorney in Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. At LSU Law, Mr. Lento served as the Editor of the MLI newsletter, was a founding member of the LSU Energy and Mineral Law Society, and created the LSU Energy and Mineral Law Writing Competition, which at the time was a joint collaboration between the MLI, the LSU Energy and Mineral Law Society and the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources. He has worked as a landman in numerous states, and has worked at the Louisiana Department of Justice handling Oil and Gas bankruptcies and mineral title disputes since 2015.
State Administration/Preemption vs. Local Regulation of Mineral Exploration