Kristyn Bunce DeFilipp is a partner in Foley Hoag’s Boston office. An experienced litigator with a focus on healthcare adjacent disputes, complex commercial litigation, and labor and employment issues, her clients include multi-national corporations, technology companies at all stages, health care providers and trade associations.

Kristyn’s significant commercial litigation experience is wide-ranging, and includes matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. She focuses on strategic and cost-effective solutions for business disputes and works closely with clients to determine the best course of action to achieve their goals. Kristyn counsels clients in every phase of litigation, from pre-dispute discussions to mediation, through trials, arbitrations and appeals.

Kristyn’s practice centers on complex litigation matters including disputes related to healthcare regulation and reimbursement; commercial contracts and licensing; closely held corporations; mergers and acquisitions, trade secrets, and non-competition agreements. She regularly advises clients in the life sciences, high tech and healthcare industries, as well as clients in the education sector. 

Kristyn advises and represents corporations in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has defended clients against discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour lawsuits, and is experienced in labor arbitrations involving unions, including disputes involving just cause termination and organizing campaigns. 
 
Kristyn also maintains an active role in internal firm matters. She serves on Foley Hoag’s Hiring Committee and Working Group on Associate Development and Retention, and co-chairs the Women’s Associates program.  Kristyn devotes time to the firm’s pro bono program, litigating issues related to civil rights, such as fair housing and restraining orders for victims of domestic violence; special education matters; immigration matters; and claims for veterans’ benefits. In 2014, Kristyn served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County, where she represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in all stages of criminal prosecutions, including bench and jury trials.

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