Christopher R Carroll

Christopher R Carroll

Partner Basking Ridge, United States

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court, New Jersey
  • US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, JD, 1992
  • St. Joseph's College, BA (magna cum laude), 1988

Chris is a Partner in the New York and Basking Ridge offices and is a member of Kennedys’ Global Strategy Board. He has extensive experience in handling and resolving— through litigation, large commercial and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms — insurance coverage disputes, including those involving environmental, toxic tort, asbestos, construction, advertising liability, products, cyber, technology, property, automobile, and employment issues.

Chris has represented clients in insurance coverage disputes in virtually every state in the United States, on both the state and federal level, as well as in Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, and throughout Europe. He also is experienced in resolution of reinsurance disputes and the drafting of reinsurance contracts. Chris often provides counsel to corporate clients on general business matters, contract negotiation, environmental litigation and compliance, and all types of commercial disputes.

Chris is a frequent lecturer on a myriad of insurance and litigation topics, including mediation and negotiation, bad faith, construction defect, toxic tort, hazardous waste and advertising liability. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Insurance Law & Litigation Week, and is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). Chris also is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph's College in New York.

The phenomenal Christopher Carroll represents insurers in a range of coverage disputes. He is described by market sources as "an excellent lawyer; absolutely top-notch." - Chambers USA 2018

 

Market recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA (2018)
  • Named in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance (2018)
  • Named in Best Lawyers New York (2017)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers  (2013-2018)
  • Client Choice Award  (2016)
  • AV Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Work highlights

  • Representing insurers in connection with insurance claims and litigation arising from class action and mass tort lawsuits asserted by former athletes alleging long-term brain injury against various sports leagues, including the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Representing insurers of drug distributors and manufacturers in opioid litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country, in connection with hundreds of lawsuits brought by governmental entities, individuals and other institutions seeking damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Representing certain Bermuda and London based excess insurers of joint venture participant sued for catastrophic property, environmental, and personal injury damages associated with the failure of the Fundão Tailings Dam in Brazil.
  • Representing insurer in large coverage dispute arising out of the release of confidential medical records of approximately 32,500 patients that were stored electronically on hospital servers.
  • Representing excess insurer in connection with multiple claims under a professional/cyber liability policy involving disputes over the insured’s design and implementation of large IT projects.
  • Representing insurer in Bermuda arbitration involving complex reinsurance dispute arising from pre-suit settlement of numerous medical malpractice claims due to performance of unapproved experimental spinal procedure on hundreds of patients.
  • Representing insurer in three-week Bermuda arbitration proceeding arising from underlying fraud in the construction of hundreds of homes on the West Coast of the United States.
  • Representing insurer in connection with insurance policies issued to an international retailer regarding a data breach exposing over 45 million customer names and financial data, including a determination as to the applicability of a “cyber” exclusion and the duties, if any, of the insurance company to fund the expenses associated with customer class actions and government investigations. This analysis involved consideration of policies issued in multiple countries and the international laws pertaining to those policies.
  • Representing excess carrier in insurance coverage arbitration arising from bodily injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
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    Ranked in Chambers USA - 2018

    Ranked in Chambers USA - 2018