Christian G. Kiely concentrates his practice on business litigation, representing companies and individuals in a wide range of disputes. He also represents clients in matters involving employment law, intellectual property disputes, university discipline, medical malpractice, government investigations, and white collar criminal defense. He regularly appears in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.
Recent representative accomplishments of Mr. Kiely include:
Persuading the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to revive a regulatory taking claim alleging that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, in order to punish the firm’s client for perceived malfeasance during the casino licensing process, unconstitutionally coerced the firm’s client into accepting a $40 million reduction in the sales price for land that it sold to Wynn Resorts for the development of the Encore Boston Harbor Resort.
Earning a rare win in overcoming a summary judgment motion in a federal suit brought on behalf of the former captain of the Yale University men’s basketball team against Yale, claiming that it had discriminated against him and wrongfully expelled him for alleged sexual misconduct, in violation of its own rules and regulations.
He previously served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, and Associate Justice Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Mr. Kiely graduated first in his class from Suffolk University Law School in 2012, and is a 2009 graduate of Dartmouth College.