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Christopher M. Brubaker

Associate
Offices

Philadelphia

One Commerce Square
2005 Market St, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Princeton

210 Carnegie Center
Suite 102
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Education
J.D., Vermont Law School, Royalton, Vermont, 1998, Environmental Moot Court Advisory Board
B.A., Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1992
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., District of New Jersey
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Christopher M. Brubaker

Associate

Christopher M. Brubaker concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and insurance matters.  He regularly provides advice to companies on insurance and cyber risk issues related to transactions and risk management.  He has experience in a variety of subject areas including: insurance coverage and reinsurance, arbitration, appellate work, contract matters, and insurance defense including representation of design professionals in multi-party construction cases. He has also advised companies on regulatory matters involving insurance and environmental laws, rules and regulations.  

Chris attended Gettysburg College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, prior to earning his law degree from Vermont Law School.  He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Chris frequently speaks and writes on cybersecurity and insurance related matters for legal and professional groups. 

Publications / Presentations

  • "NAIC Adopts Model Law on Cybersecurity: Will States Adopt It?" The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, December 2017.
  • "NY's Cybersecurity Rules for Banks, Insurers Financial Services," The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, March 2017.
  • “Cyberrisk: A Peek Back at 2016 and a Look Ahead at 2017,” The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, December 2016.
  • Presenter, “Data Security 101: A Lawyer’s Guide to Ethical Issues in the Digital Age,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Law Institute, November 2016.
  • "Receiving Data from Europe: The EU-US Privacy Shield," Clark Hill Newsletter Alert, August 2016.
  • Presenter, “Cyber Ethics for Lawyers,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Insurance CLE, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, August 2016.
  • “People: The Cyber Wild Card in Terms of Security, Attacks,” The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, June 2016.
  • "Privacy Shield: Gov't Responsibilities, Bulk Data Collection: Part II," The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, March 2016.
  • "Taking Advantage of Privacy Shield Protections: Part I," The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, March 2016.
  • Presenter, “Identity Theft,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, March 2016. 
  • "Love Me Tender: A Primer on Indemnification, Insurance and Related Issues and Tips to Aid in Obtaining the Coverage You Bargained for in That Contract,” Western Pennsylvania Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, January 2016.
  • “Predictions on What Is Ahead for Cyberrisk in 2016,” The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, December 2015.
  • Presenter, "Data Security 101: A Lawyer’s Guide to Ethical Issues in the Digital Age," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 21st Annual Business Lawyers’ Institute, November 2015.
  • Presenter, "Erosion of the Exclusive Remedy – Interplay of How Workers’ Comp Works with General Liability," Reinsurance Association of America Re Claims Conference, New York, October 2015.
  • "Cybersecurity Lessons From the Third Circuit's 'Wyndham' Ruling," The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, September 2015.
  • "Pa. Justices Clarify Meaning of ‘Insured’ in Liability Exclusion," The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, June 2015.
  • Presenter, "Demystifying Reinsurance: A Basics of Property/Casualty Reinsurance Course - Federal Issues," Reinsurance Association of America Re Basics Conference, New York, May 2015.
  • "Why Cyberrisk is Not Just an IT Issue, But a Legal One Too," The Legal Intelligencer, March 2015.
  • "Better Risk Management Results in Cheaper Cyber Insurance," Business Insurance, December 2014.
  • Presenter, "Cyber Risk: An Overview," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 20th Annual Business Lawyers’ Institute, November 2014.
  • Presenter, “An Introduction to Cyber Risk,” The Legal Intelligencer, In-House Counsel CLE Seminar, October 2014.
  • Presenter, “Demystifying Reinsurance: A Basics of Reinsurance Course; Hot Topics in Reinsurance – Cyber Risk,” Reinsurance Association of America Re Basics Conference, New York, May 2014.
  • Risk Management: Controlling Compliance-Associated Risk, Part 3 of 3, The Legal Intelligencer, March 2014.
  • “Risk Management: Transferring Risk Through Insurance,” Part 2 of 3, The Legal Intelligencer, February 2014.
  • "An Overview of Portable Electronics Insurance," The Legal Intelligencer, January 2014.
  • Risk Management: "Establishing and Maintaining a Risk Management Program," Part 1 of 3, The Legal Intelligencer, January 2014.
  • Case Study Facilitator, Reinsurance Association of America "Re Basics: Demystifying Reinsurance - A Basics of Reinsurance Course," Chicago, May 2013.
  • "'Made-Whole Doctrine' Doesn’t Apply to Collision Coverage," The Legal Intelligencer, Litigation: Auto Law Supplement, June 2012.
  • “Additional Insureds, Indemnification Agreements, and Certificates of Insurance. Are You Really Covered?,” Communiqué, May 2012.
  • Presenter, "Contracts Required for Reinsurance Credit," Reinsurance Association of America Re Basics Conference, Chicago, May 2012.
  • Presenter, "The Holidays, The Workplace and Political Correctness: Ho Ho Ho or Ho Ho Hum," DELVACCA seminar, December 2011.
  • Case Study Facilitator, Reinsurance Association of America "Re Claims - Reinsurance Claims and Loss Management - Taking It To The Next Level," New York, September 2011.
  • "Interpreting 'Beneficiary' Under the Fraud and Abuse Control Act," The Legal Intelligencer, Personal Injury Supplement, November 2010.
Memberships
ARIAS U.S.
American Bar Association (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section)
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Arbitrator, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mandatory Arbitration Program
Experiences
Successfully defended law firm in major securities fraud class action
Represented Bank in a three-party securitization program for hospital account receivables
Represented Insurance Company in private arbitration with broker over insurance program
Provide coverage opinions to insurance companies on CGL policies covering Fortune 500 companies
Contract litigation
Represent parties in disputes over licensing agreements
Represented defendants in Superfund litigation
Represented companies in both Federal and State environmental enforcement proceedings
Advise insurance companies regarding compliance with State regulatory requirements
Articles
NAIC Adopts Model Law on Cybersecurity: Will the States Adopt? Do You Suffer From Cyberfatigue? Stay VigilantLimiting the Unintended Duty to Defend: An Analysis of State LawNY's Cybersecurity Rules for Banks, Insurers, Financial Services - The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, March 2017Cyberrisk: A Peek Back at 2016 and a Look Ahead at 2017 - The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, December 2016People: The Cyber Wild Card in Terms of Security, Attacks - The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel Column, June 2016Privacy Shield: Gov't Responsibilities, Bulk Data Collection: Part II - March 2016Taking Advantage of Privacy Shield Protections: Part I - March 2016Predictions on What Is Ahead for Cyberrisk in 2016Cybersecurity Lessons From the Third Circuit's 'Wyndham' RulingPa. Justices Clarify Meaning of 'Insured' in Liability ExclusionInsurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Spring 2015Why Cyberrisk is Not Just an IT Issue, But a Legal One TooBetter Risk Management Results in Cheaper Cyber Insurance Insurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Fall 2014Establishing and Maintaining a Risk Management ProgramRisk Management: Transferring Risk Through InsuranceRisk Management: Controlling Compliance-Associated RiskAn Overview of Portable Electronics InsuranceInsurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Spring 2014Insurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Winter 2014Insurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Fall 2013Insurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Summer 2013Insurance & Reinsurance Briefing - Spring 2013
Presentations
Love Me Tender: A Primer on Indemnification, Insurance and Related Issues and Tips to Aid in Obtaining the Coverage You Bargained for in That ContractData Security 101: A Lawyer’s Guide to Ethical Issues in the Digital AgeAn Introduction to Cyber Risk
News
Clark Hill Attorney, Christopher M. Brubaker, serves as faculty member for PBI’s, The Role of Indemnity and Insurance in Business Transactions and Litigation seminarClark Hill Attorney Chris M. Brubaker to Present at PBI 2017 Annual Business Law Institute on November 15, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA Clark Hill Attorney Douglas Folk and Chris Brubaker Co-Authored “Limiting The Unintended Duty to Defend: An Analysis of State Law” for Presentation at Victor O. Schinnerer, Inc. 56th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois on May 26, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Christopher Brubaker to Present at PBI Business Law InstituteClark Hill Attorneys Christopher Day and Christopher Brubaker to Present at PBI Business Insurance CLE - August 30, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys David Ries and Christopher Brubaker to Present at PBI Business Insurance CLE - August 24, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Christopher Brubaker to Present at PBI Identity Theft CLE – March 14, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Christopher Brubaker to Present at PBI Business Lawyers’ Institute - November 4, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Christopher Brubaker to Speak at RAA Re Basics Demystifying Reinsurance: A Basics of Property/Casualty Reinsurance Course - May 14-15, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Christopher M. Brubaker to Present at Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Lawyer Institute November 2014 Clark Hill Attorneys Christopher Day, Christopher Brubaker and Elizabeth Gocke to Present at Legal Intelligencer’s In-House Counsel CLE in Philadelphia - October 15, 2014Clark Hill Attorney Christopher M. Brubaker to Participate in Reinsurance Association of America Re Basics Conference – May 13-14, 2014