Christian G. Kiely concentrates his practice on business litigation, representing companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes. He also represents clients in matters involving defamation and First Amendment law, government investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.
Recent representative accomplishments of Mr. Kiely include:
- Negotiating a widely-publicized settlement on behalf of prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz, in which a woman who had accused him of sexual abuse agreed to dismiss her claim in exchange for no money and to issue a statement acknowledging that she “may have made a mistake” in identifying Mr. Dershowitz as one of her abusers
- 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
- Representing parents charged in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions prosecution
- Obtaining a defense verdict following a bench trial defeating a commercial tenant’s claim in Massachusetts Superior Court for more than $7 million based on alleged interference in a build out of a Domino’s Pizza franchise location
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kiely 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.
He graduated first in his class from Suffolk University Law School in 2012 and is a 2009 graduate of Dartmouth College.