Christopher Raleigh

Member

New York

(212) 908-1245

(212) 509-9492

Recent News:

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

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.

 

Experience

News

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 29, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Sailors' Supreme Court Win Buoys Hopes For Tort Victims

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.

Justices Focus Mostly On Tort Issues In Sailors' Asbestos Suit

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."

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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."

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to 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.

Shippers' Law: Contained losses

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.

19 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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.

Publications

The Absentee Custodian [Alert]

May 05, 2021

Geoffrey Ferrer, Christopher Raleigh, and Neil Quartaro discuss substitute custodians and the responsibilities of the arresting party.

Don’t Give Up Your Leverage — The Interplay Between Vessel Arrest and the Automatic Stay [Alert]

April 28, 2021

Geoffrey Ferrer, Christopher Raleigh, Neil Quartaro, Eric Scherling, and Erik Schmidt discuss a recent victory for a client in connection with a debtor that was in severe financial distress.

Rolls-Royce Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Block Discovery in Aid of International Arbitration [Alert]

April 28, 2020

David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court permitting U.S. discovery in international private arbitration and what that means for foreign companies doing business in the United States.

Cruise Lines Forced to Face Helms-Burton Claims [Alert]

April 24, 2020

David Loh and Chris Raleigh warn American companies considering doing business in Cuba to investigate whether their operations could arguably constitute “trafficking” in property that was confiscated by the Castro regime and subject them to claims under the Helms-Burton Act.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Safe Berth Clause is a Warranty

April 01, 2020

Chris Raleigh and David Loh discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. v. Fescati Shipping Co., Ltd., and what owners, charterers, and shippers should do next.

Third Circuit Finds Insured Has Burden of Proving Fortuity Under Yacht Policy

March 30, 2020

David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the importance of investigating a loss promptly and retaining appropriate experts to reasonably preserve the facts and circumstances leading up to the loss.

Comedians in Cars Getting … Long Arm Jurisdiction? [Alert]

January 29, 2020

David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Fica Frio, Ltd. v. Jerry Seinfeld v. European Collectibles, Inc., case and New York state's Long Arm statue.

Shipper’s Complaint Considered “Shotgun Pleading” and Dismissed Against Rail Carrier [Alert]

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.”

Sixth Circuit Finds Discovery Under 28 USC § 1782 Is Available in Foreign Arbitrations

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.

Third Circuit Vacates Order Compelling Uber Driver to Arbitrate [Alert]

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.

SCOTUS Rejects Bare Metal Defense in Maritime Products Liability Actions Involving Asbestos Exposure [Alert]

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.

Designation of Witnesses under Rule 30(b)(6) May Change [Alert]

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.

SCOTUS Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement Between Interstate Trucking Company and Driver [Alert]

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.

Considerations in Cases Involving Engine Damage Caused by Contaminated Bunkers [American Bar Association]

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.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

NYCLA Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee CLE

June 12, 2012 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • St. Michael's College, B.A., cum laude, 1974

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America  2008-2021

New York Super Lawyers Top Rated Transportation & Maritime 2008-2010; 2013-2020

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • New Jersey State Bar Association