Christopher is a partner whose practice focuses on the defense of professional liability claims including those brought against hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and health care professionals in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Christopher has also represented physicians and other medical professionals in disciplinary actions and class action litigation and has obtained several defense verdicts in high exposure cases involving professional liability claims.
Christopher has particular experience in the defense of radiologists and has lectured extensively in this area including a lecture at the 2015 American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Conference entitled: “Case Studies and Strategies for Defending Claims Against Radiologists”. Christopher has lectured extensively on topics including: Defending Physicians at Depositions, Accountable Care, Liability Risks for Accountable Care Organizations, Technology Social Networks and the Law, and Finding Preserving and Utilizing Social Media in Healthcare Litigation. Christopher has also lectured on Litigation of Complex Medical Malpractice Claims at Pace University where he served as an instructor for the nurse paralegal certificate course. He has also served as an instructor for the New York City Bar Association CLE programs concerning litigation techniques.
Christopher has published several articles, including: “Recordkeeping and the Legal Defense of Mental Health Care Professionals: ‘The Ugly, The Bad and The Good’” PLUS October 2009; “Hotel and Hospitality Risk Management,” DRI: The Voice, May 2011; and “Strategies for Defending Malpractice Cases Against Radiologists,” AHRMNY The Risk Management Quarterly, Spring 2011; “Potential Liability Risk and Solutions for Accountable Care Organizations,” AHRMNY The Risk Management Quarterly, Summer 2013.