Christina focuses her practice on representing public and private sector clients in litigation, as well as in complex commercial, regulatory, and administrative matters.
She also advises a variety of airports around the country on governance, compliance, and environmental matters. She has successfully represented airport sponsors in federal regulatory compliance disputes, civil litigation, and airport-airline negotiations. She also helps airports navigate their often complicated relationships with other state and local entities, and represents airports in the negotiation of airline use and lease agreements with airlines.
Christina regularly advises state agencies and municipalities on a range of local issues, including compliance with state laws such as the State Ethics Act, the Open Meeting Law, and the Public Records Act; environmental compliance and remediation; and governance matters from Town Meeting to drafting state and local legislation. She also handles the litigation needs of many of the firm’s municipal clients.
The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2022
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-Present
Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Land Use and Development, Co-Chair (2018 - 2020)
American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee Newsletter, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Superior Court of Massachusetts, 2015
Rhode Island Superior Court, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Courts, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Boston College School of Law, J.D. 2013 cum laude
Managing Editor, Environmental Affairs Law Review
Boston College, B.A. 2008
- Obtained summary judgment in wetlands enforcement case on behalf of a local conservation commission.
- Successfully defended a local zoning decision, and the dismissal of a resulting appeal on standing grounds at the Appeals Court.
- Won dismissal of a class action lawsuit against the MBTA regarding disruptions in commuter rail service during the winter of 2015.
- Represented the Town of Barnstable in a lawsuit involving the contamination of its drinking water with PFAS, a constituent of AFFF, and obtained a favorable cost recovery settlement for the Town.
- Successfully defended the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission against a preliminary injunction involving a bid protest for the lease of its property for a gas station.
- Represented a number of large and medium hub airports in negotiating and drafting airport-airline use and lease agreements.
- Successfully defended several airport clients, including a large hub and a number of small hub airports, in Part 13 proceedings before the FAA.
- Successfully defended municipalities against a variety of zoning and land use administrative appeals, obtaining favorable results on motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and at trial.
- Successfully defended a telecommunications client against a preliminary injunction involving a cell phone tower in Massachusetts.
- Advised municipal clients on ethics, environmental, and constitutional questions involving issues including assault weapon bans and election recounts.
- Panelist, Massachusetts Airport Managers Association, Realities of Doing Business as a Public Entity, October 2019
- ACI-NA Annual Conference, Litigation Update, September 2019
- ACI-NA Legal Affairs Spring Conference, Practicalities of Working in an Airport Legal Office, May 2019.
- Speaker, Boston Bar Association, CLE: Catching up to PFAS - Emerging contaminants in Massachusetts, February 2019.
- ACI-NA Annual Conference, Legal Update, September 2018.
- Massachusetts Airport Managers Association, Airport Commissioner's Roundtable, September 2018.
- From Lapdog to Watchdog: Giving Citizens a Voice in Monitoring the Oil Industry Through RCACs, 40 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 297 (2013).
- Save the Plastic Bags?: How the California Supreme Court Weakened Environmental Impact Report Requirements in an Attempt to Protect the Environment, 39 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. E. Supp. 97 (2012).
Christina is a passionate supporter of dog rescue organizations. Since she can’t adopt every dog that needs a home, she spends her free time processing applications for Last Hope K9 Rescue, which focuses on saving dogs from high-kill shelters throughout the country.
Christina has participated in and raised money for the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2016 and 2017 as part of the firm’s ongoing support for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.