Christopher Iaquinto is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Data Strategy, Security and Privacy Practice Group. Mr. Iaquinto is also part of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Global Compliance and Investigations teams. His practice focuses on advising clients on cybersecurity and data privacy matters, guiding clients through civil or criminal internal and governmental investigations, and litigating such matters in federal and state court.
Mr. Iaquinto is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients involved in high-stakes litigation, including on data and privacy matters, energy pricing disputes, trust and estate issues, educational institutions' compliance programs, bankruptcy and shareholder disputes.
As a member of the Data Strategy, Security and Privacy Practice Group, Mr. Iaquinto is an experienced trial attorney who advises clients on a wide range of data strategy and information governance matters, including the development and implementation of security and privacy programs, technical controls, adtech and data analytics. Mr. Iaquinto has defended clients engaged in complex litigations, including tech- and data-related class actions involving allegations of website wiretapping, data over-collection and data misuse.
In addition, Mr. Iaquinto represents clients in civil and criminal government enforcement matters in his white collar practice. He counsels companies and individuals through internal, government and grand jury investigations involving tax, accounting, financial reporting, money laundering, conspiracy, fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) and related statutes.
Mr. Iaquinto's recent representative matters include:
- represented a healthcare system and three world-renowned hospitals in defense of a putative class action alleging invasion of privacy and violation of the Massachusetts wiretap law related to the use of third-party analytics tools, cookies and pixels on publicly accessible websites
- defended former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell during an investigation, trial and appeal, resulting in a unanimous decision before the U.S. Supreme Court
- obtained a verdict in favor of 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
- represented an heir to a multibillion-dollar business in litigation proceedings pending in federal court brought by individuals who sought ratification of elder financial abuse to their financial benefit; the matter was successfully resolved
- conducted an internal investigation on behalf of the audit committee 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
- represented a large private equity fund in litigation arising from the bankruptcy of a former portfolio company investment
- represented a consortium of healthcare entities in connection with the operation of electric generation facilities
- achieved dismissal for a college and its trustees before the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts and the S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in a case involving complex issues of fiduciary duty
- achieved dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) case for a publicly traded financial services company
- achieved dismissal of a purported class action for a publicly traded company alleged to have violated Michigan's Social Security Number Privacy Act in a case of first impression
- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
- University of Notre Dame, M.A.
- Boston College, B.A., History and Economics
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Richard G. Huber Award
- Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2022
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2021