University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2002
Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1997
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association, Litigation Section Steering Committee (2011-2014)
Boston Bar Association, Co-Chair of Federal Practice and Procedures Subcommittee, Litigation Section (2012-2014)
Boston Bar Association, Education Committee (2014-Present)
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
Awards and Recognition
Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Business Litigation,(2014)
Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star, Business Litigation (2011-2013)
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, Leadership Initiative (2011-2012)
Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award (2005)
Moderator, “The Art of the Subpoena: Drafting, Responding to and Negotiating the Scope of Subpoenas during Litigation and Government Investigations” (Boston Bar Association, 2014)
Panelist, “Invoking the Attorney-Client Privilege” (Boston Bar Association, 2014)
Moderator, "Outsourcing Litigation", Boston Bar Association (Boston Bar Association, 2012)
Pro Bono/Community Service
Boston Bar Foundation, Junior Fellow
Lyric Stage Board of Directors (2006-2010)
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Clients and Industries
Christine represents public and private companies, as well as individuals, in a wide array of business and securities litigation and white collar criminal defense matters. In particular, she represents clients in the financial services, securities brokerage, pharmaceutical, medical device, waste management and telecommunications industries.
Practice Areas and Expertise
As a civil litigator and criminal defense attorney, Christine advises and defends clients in complex commercial litigation and government and regulatory investigations. She has defended clients against alleged violations of the securities and pharmaceutical laws in state and federal courts throughout the country. Representative clients have included corporations as well as officers and directors who have faced investigations brought by the DOJ, SEC, FINRA, NYSE and various state agencies. She also has years of experience representing consumer financial services clients in lending and mortgage backed securities cases.
From October 2006 through March 2007, Christine served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County during which she handled hundreds of criminal misdemeanor and felony prosecutions and served as lead trial prosecutor on numerous matters.
Represented medical marijuana dispensary during course of Massachusetts licensing process.
Represented Swiss client in multi-million dollar breach of contract and fraud action arising out of international investment losses.Represented national food manufacturer in employment matters.
Represented major New England salvage company in breach of contract and fraud matter brought against supplier.
Represented national food manufacturer in employment matters.
Represented international medical device corporation in multidistrict tort matter.
Represented multinational corporation in SEC investigation into purported FASB violations.
Represented national broker team in FINRA arbitration concerning payments due in connection with the origination of billions of dollars worth of loans, refinancings, currency hedges and derivative transactions.
Represented national laboratory testing corporation in multi-year health care investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.
Represented multinational bank in accounting malpractice case that resulted in a five-week bench trial in the Business Litigation Session of Suffolk Superior Court.
Represented multinational bank in breach of contract and fraud actions involving residential mortgage-backed securities.
Defended leading construction developer in federal breach of contract and misrepresentation action.
Defended investment manager against misrepresentation claims in multi-district litigation arising out of a billion dollar leveraged buyout.
Defended multinational pharmaceutical companies against fraud allegations.
Professional Experience Outside of Collora LLP
Christine currently sits on the Boston Bar Association's Education Committee and is a founding member of the USA 500 Clubs. Christine joined Collora LLP in 2011 after being associated with Goodwin Procter LLP since 2003. From 1997-1999, she served in the Peace Corps as an Assistant Professor of Literature and International Business at the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service in Vladivostok, Russia. Following law school, Christine served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald R. Lagueux of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.