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Christopher Queenin



Chris Queenin is an experienced litigator who helps his clients navigate complex business disputes and regulatory matters. His practice is concentrated in highly regulated industries, including telecommunications, finance, gaming and construction.

What do you focus on?

I help clients in highly regulated industries solve their business problems.  Achieving successful outcomes for these clients requires an intimate understanding of their business, including the regulatory and legal framework governing their industry.

For example, I represent telecommunications companies, utilities and government contractors in litigation, regulatory and government relations matters.  My work also involves assisting software and gaming companies to evaluate their products’ compliance with state and federal gambling and money laundering laws and, if necessary, helping these clients respond to related government inquiries. 

My practice also includes representing investment limited partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds, offshore private investment funds and other alternative investment vehicles in a variety of disputes across the U.S.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been focusing on the rapidly evolving legal landscape for sports betting, fantasy sports 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 state and federal law to avoid claims by consumers as well as government regulatory and enforcement agencies.

Representative Experience

  • Representing telecommunications and cloud-based communications company in nationwide litigation concerning taxing and remittance obligations.
  • Advising fantasy sports and sports betting company on response to various regulatory inquiries and assisting in various litigation matters across the country.
  • Representing global manufacturer of highway guardrail products in numerous lawsuits alleging personal injuries from guardrail end terminal system.
  • Representing government contractor in dispute with state and municipal entities regarding work on statewide electrical energy efficiency program.
  • Representing specialized insurance company offering alternative energy warranties in response to state and federal government inquiries concerning business practices.
  • Representing international financial services company and its executives in a number of multibillion dollar complex commercial litigation matters involving residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS).
  • Representing British Virgin Island hedge fund in $50M preference and clawback action brought by the Madoff trustee.

Presentations

  • “101 Program: Emerging Key Issues in Global Finance,” OffshoreAlert Conference (Miami, FL), April 17, 2018.
  • “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,” OffshoreAlert Conference (Miami, FL), May 1–2, 2017.

Mass. top court nixes 911 suit, bars LLC whistleblowers

Law360 | August 07, 2018

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Bill Codinha and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Chris Queenin are mentioned in this story as counsel to telephone provider Paetec Communications Inc. in an ongoing matter regarding emergency dispatch surcharges paid to Massachusetts.

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.

Contact

Christopher Queenin

Associate

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1080


Fax: 866-999-4808

Boston College, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.A.

Massachusetts

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

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