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  • Recognized in the insurance litigation category, clients regard Chris as "very knowledgeable and very responsive." - Chambers USA  

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1994
  • A.B., College of the Holy Cross, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth & Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern & Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, New Jersey District X-B Ethics Committee (Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court for a four year term: 2015-19)

Former Co-Chair, D&O Subcommittee, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation

Former Co-Chair, Emerging Issues Subcommittee, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee

Member, American Bar Association Section of Litigation

Member, American Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Christopher C. Loeber

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  • T: 973.639.7942
    F: 973.297.3949
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Chris represents Fortune 500 and other large corporate policyholders in a broad range of complex insurance disputes across diverse industries. He has obtained coverage for policyholders in matters involving first-party property and business interruption, products liability, recall and contamination, directors and officers, comprehensive general liability, errors and omissions, fiduciary liability, trade credit, marine cargo, and broad-based, leveraged corporate-owned life insurance policies. Chris’ client base encompasses food manufacturers and distributors, refineries, oil and gas enterprises, chemical producers, retailers, life sciences companies, financial services providers, franchisors, and other sophisticated entities.

Unlike most coverage lawyers who have represented clients on only one side of the industry, Chris began his career defending multinational insurance carriers. Clients at McCarter & English directly benefit from Chris’ carrier-side experience because that experience has given him a deep understanding of how insurance companies underwrite policies, value claims, and approach lawsuits.

Although he spends much of his time litigating, arbitrating, and mediating complex coverage disputes, Chris is acutely aware that an ounce of counseling prevention is worth a pound of litigation cure. With that in mind, Chris works with corporate policyholders and their insurance brokers during the policy purchase and renewal stages to understand and anticipate applicable risks, and to negotiate the best available insurance coverage.

Chris writes and lectures frequently on a variety of insurance coverage and litigation topics. He is a contributor to Insurance Coverage Disputes (Law Journal Press) and is also co-author of “Non-Verbal Behavior, Gender and Influence,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, June 1995.

Chris has been recognized as a Chambers USA lawyer for 2017. Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Insurance Recovery
Acted as lead counsel for an international oilfield services provider in various disputes around the country, including numerous suits arising out of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Acts as lead counsel for a privately held spice import/processing company in multiple state and federal insurance disputes arising from alleged salmonella contamination.
Acted as lead counsel for a manufacturer of specialty hydrocarbons in a complex property damage and business interruption dispute arising from refinery explosion and fire.
Acted as lead counsel for a privately held cybersecurity company in state and federal lawsuits arising from fire-related property damage and business interruption claims.

Speaking

02/28/17
Navigating New Waters In International Supply Chains
Panel, Grocery Manufacturers Association 2017 Legal Conference
06/15/16
Demystifying Credit Insurance: A Guide to Understanding and Negotiating Your Credit Insurance Policy
Speaker, National Association of Credit Management, 120th Credit Congress and Exposition
03/31/16
Enforcement and Interpretation of First Party Insurance Policies
Panel, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
10/22/15
Insurance Coverage for Additional Insureds - Navigating the Minefield
Panel, Insurance Coverage for Additional Insureds

Publications

08/24/17
08/22/17
04/26/17
How to Maximize Your Business Interruption Insurance Recovery
Today's General Counsel
10/25/16
Matthew's Message: Maximize Insurance Recoveries After a Major Weather Event
Corporate Counsel