Christopher Queenin

Chris Queenin is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group, where he represents public and private companies in connection with contract disputes, business torts and other commercial and financial matters.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on solving clients’ business problems. While new issues consistently arise, I currently focus on three key areas.

Private Fund Disputes

I represent investment limited partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles in a variety of disputes across the U.S. and frequently work with offshore funds and liquidators in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

White Collar Defense

My work also involves representing clients in connection with inquiries conducted by various governmental agencies, including U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Justice and the SEC. I have represented multiple companies and individuals in matters concerning the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the False Claims Act, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Gaming Law

My work also focuses on gaming law, including online gaming, fantasy sports and gambling matters. I help innovative companies and organizations evaluate their products and contests to ensure compliance with the law and, if necessary, help these clients respond to government inquiries regarding the same.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been focusing on the rapidly evolving legal landscape for fantasy sports contests and online gaming as legislation addressing these issues moves through state legislatures across the country, including Massachusetts. Companies in this space will need to carefully navigate these new laws and regulations to avoid claims by consumers and government regulatory and enforcement agencies.


  • “101 Program: Emerging Key Issues in Global Finance,” OffshoreAlert Conference, Miami, FLA, April 17, 2018. A look at new and emerging issues affecting global finance, including data leaks, Bitcoin, and how blockchain technology can be adapted for uses beyond cryptocurrencies,
  • “Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Marketing Your Business,” Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA, May 30, 2017
  • “The Yin and Yang of the U.S. Legal System: Civil Benefits and Criminal Challenges for Offshore Funds,” Offshore Alert Conference, Miami, FL, May 1–2, 2017

March Madness brackets toeing a thin legal line

Long Island Business News | April 09, 2018

Boston commercial litigation associate Chris Queenin also provides commentary about sports gambling regulations in this article about how certain March Madness bracket contests could violate federal and state laws.

A 9th Circ. warning for game apps with micro-transactions

Law360 | April 09, 2018

Boston commercial litigation associate Chris Queenin authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s recent determination that a mobile app’s social casino violated Washington state’s consumer protection act and gambling loss recovery statute, and what it means for developers with apps that include micro-transactions.

Ten legal issues to watch when it comes to eSports

Forbes | May 19, 2017

Associates Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, Matt Morris, Chris Queenin and Brianna Howard co-authored this article about legal issues the booming eSports industry should consider.

Real win for virtual casino: lessons for game developers

Law360 | March 24, 2017

Boston commercial litigation associate Chris Queenin authored this column about a Fourth Circuit decision related to a mobile video game and the implications this decision may have for video game developers.


Christopher Queenin



Phone: 617-345-1080

Fax: 866-999-4808

Boston College, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.A.


Chris is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston bar associations.

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