Christopher Iaquinto is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office where he is a member of the firm's Litigation Group, practicing in the area of civil litigation and white collar defense. A significant portion of Mr. Iaquinto's practice is devoted to representing clients in healthcare, securities, tax and other government enforcement matters, civil and criminal, as well as data privacy matters, including the defense of class actions alleging wiretap violations on websites and apps.
As part of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Team, Mr. Iaquinto assists companies and individuals through internal investigations and grand jury investigations involving tax- and accounting-related issues, money laundering, and the False Claims Act (FCA) and related statutes. He advises clients concerning all aspects of civil and criminal investigations, including negotiations with the government and managing clients' responses to civil investigative demands and subpoenas.
In addition, Mr. Iaquinto also has substantial trial experience. He was a member of the team that successfully defended former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell during an investigation, trial and appeal, resulting in a unanimous decision before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also a member of the trial team that successfully represented a defendant in a two-week bench trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts involving alleged violations of intellectual property rights and the Massachusetts consumer protection statute. Mr. Iaquinto has also represented clients in jury and bench trials involving alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), and violations of the requirements for filing the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Mr. Iaquinto's recent representative matters include:
- conducted an internal investigation of a large private equity firm that allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme and engaged in accounting fraud; the firm was subject to various investigations involving multiple federal and state agencies
- successfully represented a college and its trustees before the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in a case involving complex issues of fiduciary duty
- achieved dismissal of a FCA case for a publicly traded financial services company
- achieved dismissal of a purported class action for a public traded company alleged to have violated Michigan's Social Security Number Privacy Act in a case of first impression
During law school, Mr. Iaquinto served as editor-in-chief of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, and received the Richard G. Huber memorial award for his extracurricular leadership and academic performance.
- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
- University of Notre Dame, M.A.
- Boston College, B.A., History and Economics
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
- Richard G. Huber Award
- Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2020