Christopher Modlish

Associate - Boston

Christopher Modlish
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Chris Modlish is an associate in Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department. He works on general litigation matters, complex commercial disputes, and white collar crime and government investigations. Chris also represents foreign sovereign governments and their instrumentalities in U.S. court litigation and international arbitration. Chris is also active in the firm’s pro bono program, working with clients on immigration matters, and defending clients charged with criminal offenses. 


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2017
  • Drexel University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014



Representative Experience

Criminal Defense and Investigations

  • Represented national healthcare administrative services company in connection with consumer protection investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General.
  • Defended company under investigation by the FTC.
  • Defended individual charged with multiple felony offenses in Maryland.
  • Defended individual on appeal from multiple felony convictions in Maryland.

Litigation and Arbitration

  • Defended multinational corporations, state-owned entities and their officers in U.S. court litigation and arbitration involving breach of contract, fraud, intellectual property and tort claims.
  • Represented sovereign governments, state-owned entities, and municipal governments in suits brought under or implicating the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
  • Defended a sovereign government against allegations of state-sponsored hacking and cyber-espionage, including alleged violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Federal Stored Communications Act and the Federal Wiretap Act.

Professional Experience

  • Clerk to the Honorable Dalila Wendlandt of the Massachusetts Appeals Court

  • “Immigrant Rights in Jeopardy: A Denial of Constitutional Protection in De La Paz v. Coy,” 57 B.C.L. Rev. E. Supp. 104 (2016)


  • Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review


  • Boston Bar Association
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