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H. Christopher Boehning


Tel: 212-373-3061
Fax: 212-492-0061

New York
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064

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.

Cybersecurity & Data Protection
International Arbitration
Securities Litigation
White Collar & Regulatory Defense


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 1994

M.S., University of Rochester, 1988

B.A., University of Rochester, 1987

Bar Admissions

New York

Related Resources

Feb 22, 2017 | Publications

The Regulatory and Enforcement Outlook for Financial Institutions in 2017: Trends in Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering and Cybersecurity

Feb 07, 2017 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Non-U.S. Subsidiaries’ E-Discovery Is Out of Scope, Court Finds

Dec 05, 2016 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: A Harsh Reminder of Counsel’s Need for ‘Reasonable Inquiry’

Nov 04, 2016 | News

Deutsche Investment Management Americas Obtains Appellate Dismissal of CDO-Related Lawsuit

Oct 21, 2016 | Publications

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Enhanced Cybersecurity Standards

Oct 11, 2016 | Events

Christopher Boehning to Speak at Seminar on Fighting Corruption in Sports

Oct 04, 2016 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Judge Says “NO” to Party’s Bid to Force Use of Predictive Coding

Sep 19, 2016 | News

New York Court Dismisses Disability Insurance Class Action Against Chubb

Sep 15, 2016 | Publications

New York DFS Proposes New Rules on Cybersecurity

Sep 25, 2016 | Events

Christopher Boehning to Lead White Collar Crime Panel at Canada-U.S. Cross Border Litigation Forum

Sep 01, 2016 | Publications

Treasury and Federal Banking Agencies Clarify BSA/AML and Sanctions Enforcement Standards for Foreign Correspondent Banking Relationships

Aug 05, 2016 | Publications

Christopher Boehning Authors Chapter in ICLG’s International Arbitration Guide

Aug 01, 2016 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Rogue Executive’s Spoliation Leads to Severe Rule 37(e) Sanctions

Aug 03, 2016 | Publications

Federal Magistrate Judge Declines to Force a Responding Party to Use Predictive Coding

Jul 28, 2016 | News

Infront Sports & Media Wins Dismissal of Class Action Suit

Jul 01, 2016 | Publications

New York DFS Finalizes Stringent Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Regulation

Jun 07, 2016 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Personal Devices Increasingly Part of New E-Discovery Normal

May 10, 2016 | Publications

FinCEN Issues Sweeping New Requirements on Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information and Customer Due Diligence

Apr 05, 2016 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Proportionality Is on the Rise

Mar 31, 2016 | News

Deutsche Bank Wins First Department Appeal in CDO Suit

Mar 17, 2016 | Videos

Federal E-Discovery and the FRCP: How the New Amendments Impact E-Discovery Practice

Mar 04, 2016 | Publications

The CFPB Enters the Cybersecurity Arena with Its First Enforcement Action

Feb 23, 2016 | Publications

New Federal Guidance on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015: What General Counsel Need to Know

Feb 02, 2016 | Publications

FinCEN Imposes Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Requirements On “All Cash” Luxury Real Estate Purchases in Manhattan and Miami

Feb 02, 2016 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Judge Imposes Sanctions Under Amended Rule 37(e), Questions Limits on Authority

Feb 01, 2016 | Publications

U.S. District Court Orders Compliance Monitor's Report Unsealed Pursuant to First Amendment Right of Public Access to Judicial Documents

Jan 20, 2016 | Publications

Understanding the Changes to the Iran Sanctions Regime: OFAC Issues Guidance, General Licenses on JCPOA Implementation Day

Dec 15, 2015 | Publications

The Supreme Court Enforces Another Arbitration Provision

Dec 01, 2015 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: FRCP Amendments Take Effect, Impacting E-Discovery Practice

Oct 06, 2015 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: E-Discovery Competence of Counsel Criticized in Sanctions Decision

Sep 30, 2015 | Publications

Cybersecurity Update: Heightened Concerns, Legal and Regulatory Framework, Enforcement Priorities, and Key Steps to Limit Legal and Business Risks

Aug 04, 2015 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Cost Shifting Warranted for Production of Inaccessible ESI

Jul 17, 2015 | Publications

Treasury Department’s Analysis of Existing AML and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regimes Recognizes Banks’ Efforts to Reduce the Flow of Illicit Funds Through the U.S. Financial System

Jun 03, 2015 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Third-Party Subpoena Extended to Overseas Affiliates

Apr 30, 2015 | Publications

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Federal Rules, Many Impacting E-Discovery Practice, to Become Law on December 1, 2015

Apr 07, 2015 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Court Opens Dangerous Door to Compulsory 'Quick Peek'

Feb 03, 2015 | Publications

Federal E-Discovery: Meta-Discovery Denied – Decision Limits Scrutiny of Methods

Mar 25, 2014 | Publications

"No Greater Than Necessary" – Advisory Committee Releases Updated Proposed Rule 37(e) on Sanctions in E-Discovery
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