Christina represents public and private sector clients in litigation, airport, municipal, and environmental matters. She has advocated for her clients in Federal and state court litigation involving land use, zoning, hazardous waste, procurement, and other complex commercial and regulatory issues.
Christina 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.
Christina also regularly advises state agencies and municipalities on a range of 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 developing bylaws and regulations.
Superior Court of Massachusetts, 2015
Rhode Island Superior Court, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Boston College, B.A. 2008
Boston College School of Law, J.D. 2013 cum laude
Managing Editor, Environmental Affairs Law Review
- 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 PFOS, an emerging contaminant, 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.
- Advised several airport clients, from large-hub to general aviation airports, on complex federal regulatory compliance and land use issues.
- Successfully defended airport sponsors 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.
- 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.