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.
July 10, 2023
Cozen O'Connor's Aviation (Litigation/Regulation), Construction, L&E, M&A (Midmarket), Shipping (Finance and Litigation/Regulation) practices were ranked by the Legal 500.
October 03, 2022
Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
October 04, 2021
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
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.
September 29, 2020
Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
August 20, 2020
Best Lawyers selected 200 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).
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.
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."
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.
May 05, 2021
Geoffrey Ferrer, Christopher Raleigh, and Neil Quartaro discuss substitute custodians and the responsibilities of the arresting party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Events & Seminars
February 26, 2019
- Houston, Texas
June 07, 2011
- Paris, France