Christopher B. Kende

Christopher B. Kende is resident in the New York Downtown office where he is a member of the firm's Global Insurance Department. Christopher focuses his practice on international insurance, reinsurance, aviation and marine matters. He joined the firm in 1996.

Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in handling major complex multinational litigation in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, environmental law, aviation and admiralty and maritime disputes. His experience includes virtually every aspect of pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts around the country.

Christopher is a former member of the Foreign and Comparative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is past president of the Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Admiralty and Maritime Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). Christopher is also past president of the Insurance Law Commission of the UIA and serves on the International Organizations, Conventions and Standards Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce.

Christopher has a combined B.A. and M.A. degree from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in French.

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Areas of Practice 1) Insurance Coverage & Claims Litigation, 2) Transportation & Logistics, 3) Products Liability and 4) Reinsurance
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 1973)
Education Brown University (B.A., M.A., 1970)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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