Aviation and maritime attorney Christopher Kende of Cozen O’Connor LLP will discuss recent trends in aviation litigation under the Montreal Convention, particularly with respect to claims for emotional distress and other types of non-compensatory damages in the wake of several recent important decisions. Mr. Kende will also reflect on the potential liability of Boeing as a result of the 737 MAX crashes, the grounding of numerous 737 MAX aircraft, and other exposures both civil and criminal which the Boeing company may be subject to.It is recommended that attendees have at least some familiarity with the Montreal Convention or have watched Mr. Kende’s earlier CLE on the overview of the Montreal Convention, which is available on Lawline. Although complete familiarity with the Convention is not critical, some understanding of the liability scheme under the Montreal Convention will be beneficial.
Christopher B. Kende focuses his practice on international insurance, reinsurance, aviation and marine matters.
Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in handling major complex multinational litigation in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, environmental law, aviation and admiralty and maritime disputes. His experience includes virtually every aspect of pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts around the country.
Christopher is a former member of the Foreign and Comparative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is past president of the Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Admiralty and Maritime Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). Christopher is also past president of the Insurance Law Commission of the UIA and serves on the International Organizations, Conventions and Standards Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce.
Christopher has a combined B.A. and M.A. degree from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in French.
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