Attorney Profiles

Christopher B. Hitchcock


Partner — New York


Christopher Hitchcock has thirty years of experience as a litigation lawyer in New York’s federal, state and appellate courts. Chris has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, professional malpractice, construction litigation, employment litigation and insurance coverage. He is a leading authority on legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims, partnership disputes and dissolutions, and ethics questions involving law firms. He is also an advisor to real estate entities and contractors regarding their insurance programs. Significant representations include:

  • Defense verdict following eight week trial of wrongful termination claims by contractor against not-for-profit school;
  • Dismissal of multiple law suits against law firm in connection with allegations arising out of the settlement of pharmaceutical litigation;
  • Successful representation of reinsurer prosecuting fraud and RICO claims;
  • Dismissal of legal malpractice action arising from underlying lawsuit claiming catastrophic injuries;
  • Dismissal of claims by liquidator of hedge fund against not-for-profit to recover alleged overpayment of investment;
  • Successful representation of administrator of workers’ compensation trusts in multiple class actions;
  • Successful representation of not-for-profit in action for professional negligence and breach of contract against health insurance administrator.

In his defense of professional liability claims, Chris has represented more than 100 law firms in the New York metropolitan area. He also has had extensive experience in other complex litigation matters throughout his career.  Chris has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation for the years 2007, 2009, 2013–2019.