ProfessionalsH. Christopher Boehning
A partner in the Litigation Department, Chris Boehning’s practice includes complex commercial and civil litigation matters, insurance counseling and litigation, criminal, civil and other regulatory inquiries, internal investigations and international arbitrations.
Chris has significant regulatory and civil litigation experience gained from representing Lehman Brothers in connection with the research analyst and mutual fund inquiries and related litigation and Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank in subprime inquiries and related litigation.
Chris also has an active insurance practice, which has included representing Chubb in connection with coverage litigation, representing the captive insurance companies of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Nexen in reinsurance disputes, representing Boeing in litigation arising out of the events of 9/11, and representing ING in coverage litigation.
Chris represents Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in a nationwide class action seeking injunctive relief in the form of rules changes and medical monitoring as a result of FIFA's alleged failure to take action to address the harmful effects of concussions.
Chris has extensive international experience. He frequently represents Japanese companies in litigation and regulatory inquiries. Chris has handled international arbitrations sited in Paris, London and Tokyo. Chris is an Honorary Member of COMBAR.
Chambers Global 2015 recognized Chris as an "Up and Coming" practitioner in international arbitration. Clients say he is "very thoughtful and very reasoned - he can really step back and see the big picture." Chris was also recognized by Chambers USA 2014 as a highly regarded arbitration practitioner. Clients appreciate the broad scope of his experience, which ranges from complex litigation to insurance matters. He is characterized as "extremely bright, calm and very articulate - he always plans his strategies four moves in advance."
Chris was tapped as a "Future Star" and a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation in 2016. He is regarded as an expert on e-discovery issues and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars on such issues. Chris has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School where he lectured on litigation strategy and e-discovery. He is a regular contributor to The New York Law Journal's Technology column on the topic, and is an ongoing participant in The Sedona Conference Working Group Series.
Chris received both his M.S. in Public Policy Analysis in 1988 and his B.A. in Political Science in 1987 from the University of Rochester where he was a Rochester National Scholar. Chris received his J.D. in 1994 from Washington University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Law Quarterly and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He currently serves on the Arts, Sciences & Engineering National Council of the University of Rochester, on the National Council for Washington University School of Law, and on the Dean's Advisory Council for the University of Michigan Law School.
Prior to entering law school, Chris was a Budget Fellow with the New York State Executive Department, Division of the Budget.