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
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
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
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.