Christopher focuses his practice on the litigation and arbitration of maritime, aviation and energy disputes and the analysis and litigation of insurance coverage issues that affect these industries. Christopher’s more than 30 years of experience counseling clients involved in these industries includes:
Arbitration before the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and International Chamber of Commerce of maritime, energy, and commercial disputes.
Litigation of cases arising from vessel casualties, including losses caused by fires, collisions, and catastrophic container losses.
Litigation of commercial disputes relating to shipping, trucking, and energy.
Litigation of disputes for Fortune 500 energy companies that involved the transportation and sale of oil and natural gas products.
Drafting, negotiation, and revision of bareboat, time, and voyage charter parties.
Reviewing and negotiating terminal lease agreements, equipment lease agreements, equipment interchange contracts, and liner service agreements.
Defense of airlines and aviation component parts manufacturers against suits for death and catastrophic injury claims.
September 27, 2019
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
August 28, 2019
Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
March 20, 2019
Chris Raleigh was quoted in Law360's article on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hand a victory to sailors who claim they developed mesothelioma.
October 10, 2018
Christopher Raleigh, a member in the firm's Transportation and Trade Practice, was quoted in Law360's article "Justices Focus Mostly On Tort Issues In Sailors' Asbestos Suit."
September 21, 2018
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."
August 22, 2018
One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 23, 2017
Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.
July 22, 2017
Christopher Raleigh, of Cozen O'Connor's Transportation & Trade Department, discusses the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York upholding the decision to deny coverage to TransAtlantic Lines LLC over costs associated with a suit resulting from lost cargo.
October 05, 2016
The 2016 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
August 15, 2016
Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 17, 2015
The current edition is based on more than five million detailed evaluations by the top lawyers of the country. This list will be included in dozens of city and regional publications in the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
September 23, 2014
The 2014 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 16 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
August 28, 2013
Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.
February 09, 2011
Forty-three Cozen O’Connor lawyers from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition based on a rigorous peer–review of more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations.
September 29, 2009
Forty-two Cozen O’Connor attorneys from seven of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
November 03, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2008 New York Super Lawyers By Law & Politics
October 29, 2008
Twenty-five Cozen O’Connor attorneys from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
October 22, 2019
U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, dismissed sua sponte the complaint filed by plaintiff Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc. against defendants CSX Corp., CSX Transportation, Inc. and Savage Services Corp. because the district court considered it to be an impermissible “shotgun pleading.”
September 24, 2019
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Sixth Circuit' decision in Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation Company Ltd. v. FedEx Corp., that relies on the Supreme Court decision in Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
September 19, 2019
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Third Circuit's decision, ordering the district court to allow discovery to determine if Uber drivers belongs to a class of transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce.
March 20, 2019
Chris Kende and Chris Raleigh discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Air & Liquid Systems Corp. et al v. Devries, et al, and how this decision could open up a new class of defendants to those claiming injury or death as a result of exposure to asbestos or other toxic substances not previously recognized in maritime law.
February 11, 2019
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss what changes were made to this rule, who is objecting, and how you can still voice your concerns.
January 22, 2019
Chris Raleigh and Raz Barnea discuss the New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira decision and what this means for future litigation regarding the transportation workforce.
July 27, 2018
Christopher Raleigh, a member in the firm's Transportation & Trade Practice Group, authored, "Considerations in Cases Involving Engine Damage Caused by Contaminated Bunkers" for the American Bar Association Admiralty Litigation Committee.
August 13, 2014
The recent introduction of H.R. 4727 in the House of Representatives marks the first step toward insulating freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) from claims by plaintiffs who seek an alternate source for recovery when a motor truck carrier’s insurance is insufficient to cover the damages that are alleged.
March 03, 2014
In a case of first impression that interpreted the force majeure provisions of an industry contract form promulgated by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), Cozen O’Connor prevailed on behalf of plaintiff when, on January 9, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s ruling in Hess Corporation v. Eni Petroleum U.S. LLC, et al., No. A-3464-12T4 (A.D., January 9, 2014).
December 16, 2013
Cozen O'Connor lawyers in New York and Washington author an article for French Lexis Nexis Transportation Law newsletter. For the second year in a row, Christopher Kende, Christopher Raleigh and David Loh of the New York office and Marc Atwood and Wayne Rhode of the D.C. office have co-authored an article providing a summary review of developments in transportation law for the French Lexis Nexis publication Review of Transportation Law, which is distributed electronically to approximately 4000 registered readers in France.
December 01, 2012
Published by LexisNexis
Notre chronique de droit américain des transports prévoit une brève explication du système américain, très différent d’un système juridique régi par le Code civil. Nous aborderons un certain nombre de points concernant les récents développements de la règlementation et de la jurisprudence en droitmaritime, droit aérien et droit terrestre des transports. Ces développements ne sont pas exhaustifs, nous avons donc essayé de commenter les arrêts ainsi que l’évolution de la réglementation qui pourraient intéresser les Européens.
January 29, 2009
In this issue, we identify key coverage developments from the year 2008. We summarize recent court decisions dealing with coverage for toxic torts, environmental losses, construction defect and property losses. We also address new decisions in the areas of insolvency and reinsurance.
February 26, 2008
In this issue, we consider a number of emerging issues and also identify key developments in coverage in 2007. We summarize new court decisions dealing with toxic torts, environmental coverage, insolvency and regulatory issues, and construction defect. We feature a key construction defect coverage case in Illinois with important implications. We address global warming in the context of directors with officers liability coverage. Finally, we discuss the emerging areas of fax blast and food contamination, and the impact of the reauthorization of TRIA.
October 23, 2007
2007 Insurance Coverage Seminar - New York City - Seminar Presentation - Program Book - Speaker profiles, Practical Issues in Enforcement of Claims-Made Policies, Basics of D&O Insurance, Analyzing a Claim with Results Oriented to Your Best Interest in Spite of an Extra-Contractual Twist, "Food Fight!" Who Pays When Good Food Goes Bad?, Maritime Insurance: Recurring Coverage Issues, Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges
October 11, 2006
Non-traditional Theories of Recovery for Losses Arising Out of Maritime Casualties - Maritime Recovery Update - 10/11/2006 - 3 pgs total. When significant cargo losses result from sinking, fire or some other casualty, the usual targets against which subrogation efforts are focused are the vessel, its owner and possibly the vessel’s charterer. Unfortunately, this narrow approach can leave marine insurers with a bleak recovery prospect. One theory of recovery has entailed prosecution of a cargo shipper. Another category of defendants which has been targeted by hull and cargo insurers is the classification society.
January 13, 2006
Chartered Vessels: Identifying Culpable Parties - Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - 8 pgs total. In most instances, the bill of lading which represents title to the goods is negotiated, leaving the ultimate cargo owner with little or no idea as to who it should look to in the event the shipment is lost or damaged. Even after the owner, charterer and sub-charterers have been identified, the question becomes who, among the several contractors involved, is responsible for loss and damage to the cargo? Topics: In Rem Liability Of The Vessel; NVOCC Liability
January 13, 2006
Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Effect Of I.C.C. Termination Act On -
January 11, 2006
Marine Cargo Claims - Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - 18 pgs total. Shipments transported to or from the United States are governed by the U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (“COGSA”). Topics re: COGSA: Applicability; Notice of Claim; Statute Of Limitations; Establishing A Prima Facie Case; Defenses; Package Limitation; Foreign Jurisdiction Clauses.
Events & Seminars
February 26, 2019 - Houston, Texas
June 12, 2012 - New York, NY
June 07, 2011 - Paris, France