- New Orleans
Christopher Ulfers is an associate in the Maritime Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group.
Chris advises clients in a variety of industries on litigation and transactional matters. His litigation experience includes insurance coverage issues, indemnity disputes, complex commercial disputes, construction litigation, maritime lien disputes, vessel seizures and attachments, maritime and aviation personal-injury cases, property damage cases, and vessel collisions and allisions. From a transactional perspective, Chris has experience in marine finance and the negotiation and drafting of maritime contracts, including towage agreements, barge fleeting agreements, and vessel repair and construction contracts.
Chris also practices gaming law. He has experience representing major casino companies, manufacturers and suppliers of gaming equipment, and gaming industry vendors and contractors, with a particular focus on the licensure and regulation of the casino industry in the State of Louisiana.
Prior to joining Jones Walker, Chris externed for Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Chris earned his juris doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, graduating in the top one percent of his class and earning the Order of the Coif distinction. During law school, Chris served as the Editor-in-Chief of Volume 75 of the Louisiana Law Review.