Chris serves as insurance coverage and monitoring counsel, specializing in claims under directors and officers, employment practices, fiduciary liability, transactional liability, and professional liability policies in both the U.S. and London markets. He has extensive experience assessing the extent of coverage under professional liability policies for all forms of civil litigation against corporate directors and officers, including securities fraud litigation under federal and state laws, investigations by governmental agencies, shareholder derivative suits, and employment practices claims. In his role as monitoring counsel, Chris maintains contact with defense counsel, insureds and brokers regarding status and strategy, and provides his carrier clients with his assessment of potential liability, exposure and damages under the policy. Chris also reviews and audits defense fees and costs, negotiates allocation agreements for defense fees and settlement contributions, and frequently represents his carrier clients at settlement conferences in both federal and state courts, as well as at private mediations.
Prior to joining Peabody & Arnold, Chris practiced at a large insurance defense firm where he gained significant experience in all aspects of insurance defense litigation.
Chris currently serves as Peabody & Arnold’s vice-managing partner.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Boston University, J.D., 1993
Tufts University, B.A., 1990
Phillips Andover Academy, 1986
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Chris is actively involved in local youth sports as a volunteer basketball, baseball, and soccer coach. Chris is an avid fan of all sports (including a newfound passion for soccer) and continues to play basketball on a regular basis.