CHRISTOPHER M. HOULIHAN

Partner

choulihan@putneylaw.com
(212) 682-0020

Admissions

New York & District of Columbia

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the
Second, Third and Federal Circuits

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States District Courts for the
New York (Southern, Eastern, and Northern),
Connecticut, District of Columbia, and Vermont Districts.

Education

Law School: New York Law School

Undergraduate: Marquette University
Honors/Activities: Pi Gamma Mu

Biography

CHRISTOPHER M. HOULIHAN has had over forty years of experience in litigation and general corporate law. He has litigated in the state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States, representing clients in civil trials and appeals involving commercial matters, will contests, trust disputes, construction claims, government contracts, securities issues, surety bonds, bankruptcy issues, banking, shareholder disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, insurance claims, product liability claims, maritime disputes, ERISA litigation, and civil rights claims. He has represented individual and corporate clients involved in contract disputes in Europe and Latin America, and has appeared as counsel in arbitrations or hearings before the American Arbitration Association, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and various city, state, and federal government agencies. He has acted as trial counsel to major national banks and several municipalities.

Mr. Houlihan has corporate experience representing domestic, foreign, and international corporations and has served as counsel to national trade associations, foundations, charities, and other not-for-profit organizations. He has represented cooperative corporations and condominium associations and been involved in major commercial real property transactions as well as landlord/tenant and secured lender representation.

He has served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, and on the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, as well as the Trustees’ Panel of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Community Service/Nonprofits

Mr. Houlihan is a trustee of Suffield Academy where he serves on the Budget, Finance & Audit Committee and the Executive Committee, and chairs the Long Range Planning Committee. He has served on the boards of a number of other not-for-profit entities.

Awards / Speaking Engagements

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Lecturer at the New York Bankers Association, New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and before various trade groups and philanthropic organizations.

Bar Association Activities

American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Corporate Section)

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Trusts, Estates & Surrogate’s Courts, 2017- Present; Committee on Professional Discipline, 2009-2012)

The District of Columbia Bar

New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; Trusts and Estates Section) (Committee on Estate Litigation, 2003- Present; Special Committee on Procedures for Judicial Discipline, 2002-2008; Construction Committee, 1988-1990; Committee on Certification and Specialization of Trial Lawyers, 1986-1989; Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules, 1983-1989)

New York County Lawyers Association (Committee on Federal Courts, 1982-1986; Young Lawyers Committee, 1979-1984)