Biography

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 25 years of regulatory, civil litigation and international arbitration experience representing leading financial institutions and a variety of other global companies in high-stakes matters. Chris has represented companies and their executives in investigations and related litigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), FINRA, Senate Permanent Subcommittee of Investigations, New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and a host of other state and federal regulatory authorities in connection with research and trading, mutual fund transactions and sale practices, RMBS, and CDOs, among others. He has significant experience representing companies facing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and corruption-related investigations and proceedings before the SEC, the DOJ and the World Bank; and global financial institutions in connection with global sanctions and anti-money laundering investigations.

Chris has an active insurance practice, which includes representation of leading insurance and reinsurance companies concerning coverage litigation, reinsurance disputes, litigation arising out of the events of 9/11, regulatory inquiries involving the DFS and other insurance regulators, and government investigations.

Chris has extensive experience representing international clients in cross-border litigation, investigations and international arbitrations. Chris has handled international arbitrations sited in Germany, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. He co-chairs the Firm’s International Practice Committee and is an Honorary Member of COMBAR.

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 is currently a member of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees, chair of 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.

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