Cozen O’Connor: Raleigh, Christopher

Christopher Raleigh

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New York

(212) 908-1245

(212) 509-9492

Recent News:

Sailors' Supreme Court Win Buoys Hopes For Tort Victims

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.

Christopher focuses his practice on the litigation and arbitration of disputes which involve the maritime, aviation, and energy industries, and the analysis and litigation of insurance coverage issues that touch upon every aspect of these industries. Christopher has litigated hundreds of disputes arising from vessel casualties, including losses involving fires, collisions, and catastrophic container losses; defended airlines against death and catastrophic injury claims; and litigated disputes for Fortune 500 energy companies that involve the transportation and sale of oil, natural gas, and electricity.

Experience

News

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.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Fifty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to 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.

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

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.

46 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

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.

43 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

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.

Forty-Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in America

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.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2008 New York Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

November 03, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2008 New York Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

Twenty-Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored As Best Lawyers In America

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.

Publications

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.

Bill Introduced to Congress Which Establishes National Hiring Standards for Motor Carriers [Transportation & Logistics Newsletter]

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.

Seller’s Invocation of Force Majeure Under NAESB Contract Rejected by NJ Appellate Division [Utility, Environmental & Energy Alert]

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).

Du coté de Quimper [Review of Transportation Law]

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.

Développements récents en droit américain des transports [Revue de Droit des Transports et de la Mobilité] (In French)

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.

Winter 2009 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

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.

Insurance Coverage Observer [Winter 2008]

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.

2007 Insurance Coverage Seminar - New York City [Seminar Presentation - Program Book]

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

Non-traditional Theories of Recovery for Losses Arising Out of Maritime Casualties [Maritime Recovery Update - 10/11/2006]

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.

Chartered Vessels: Identifying Culpable Parties [Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers]

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

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers [Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Effect Of I.C.C. Termination Act On]

January 13, 2006

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Effect Of I.C.C. Termination Act On -

Marine Cargo Claims [Ocean Marine and Inland Marine - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers]

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.

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Education

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

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America  2008-2019

New York Super Lawyers Top Rated Transportation & Maritime 2008-2010; 2013-2018

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • 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
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association