Kristyn Bunce DeFilipp

Associate - Boston

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Kristyn DeFilipp is a litigator with a focus on labor and employment issues in litigation. Kristyn’s practice centers on complex litigation matters including disputes related to 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.

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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2009
  • Boston College, B.A. in Theatre Arts and English, summa cum laude, 2004

Representative Experience

  • Won administrative trial on behalf of retail coffee client, dismissing all age discrimination and retaliation claims (37 MDLR 154).
  • Represented multinational software consulting company in ICDR arbitration regarding dispute over implementation of CRM software at telecommunications utility, resulting in multi-million dollar award for client.
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in patent infringement suit involving methods of automating nucleic acid diagnostic assays and related consumable products, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Successfully defended national retail chain in charge of disability discrimination and retaliation, resulting in lack of probable cause finding by state agency and dismissal of federal lawsuit.
  • Obtained remand of agency decision in veteran’s claim for service-connection.
  • Successfully defended an employer in a race discrimination case by achieving dismissal at beginning stages of the case at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
  • Successfully represented an employer in a dispute concerning a card-check procedure set forth in a union neutrality agreement.
  • On behalf of a victim of domestic violence, obtained reversal of denial of a 209A restraining order in the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
  • Represented an employer in a federal wage and hour commissions lawsuit.


  • Civil Rights Pro Bono Award, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR), 2015
  • Harvard Law School Ames Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist, 2008


  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Citizens Schools, 8th Grade Academy Writing Coach
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