Kristyn DeFilipp’s litigation practice focuses on healthcare adjacent disputes, complex commercial litigation, and labor and employment issues.
Kristyn’s experience is wide-ranging, and includes matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. Kristyn focuses on strategic and cost-effective solutions for business disputes, and enjoys working closely with clients to determine the best course of action to achieve their goals. She counsels clients in every phase of litigation, from pre-dispute discussions to mediation, through trials, arbitrations and appeals. Kristyn has significant trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies.
Kristyn litigates complex matters including disputes related to: healthcare regulation and reimbursement; commercial contracts and licensing; trade secrets and non-competition agreements; compliance with FDA quality system regulations and current good manufacturing practices; closely held corporations; products liability and mergers and acquisitions. She regularly advises clients in the life sciences, high tech and healthcare industries, including multi-national corporations, early stage companies, health care providers and trade associations, as well as clients in the education sector.
Kristyn also advises and represents corporations in all aspects of labor and employment law. Kristyn is experienced in defending clients against discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour lawsuits. She has experience in labor arbitrations involving unions, including disputes involving just cause termination and organizing campaigns. In addition, Kristyn provides advice to clients on all employment-related topics.
Kristyn plays an active role in internal firm matters. She co-chairs the firm’s Women’s Forum, and sits on the firm’s Hiring Committee and Working Group on Associate Development and Retention. She is also active in the firm’s pro bono program. Her pro bono practice is varied, and includes litigating issues related to civil rights, such as fair housing, restraining orders for protection against abuse for victims of domestic violence; special education matters; immigration matters; and claims for veterans benefits. Kristyn previously 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.
Kristyn is passionate about the advancement of women in the workplace. In addition to her role as Women’s Forum co-chair, she participates in the firm’s Women’s Mentoring Circles. Outside of the office, she serves as a Commissioner on the Melrose Commission on Women.