Ms. Chunias' recent representations have included:
- Co-led an internal investigation on behalf of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into its donations from and interactions with Jeffrey Epstein. A link to the Goodwin Report can be found here.
- Conducted a complex forensic investigation on behalf of a public cloud-based cybersecurity company relating to the high-profile Solar Winds data security incident.
- Co-led an internal investigation on behalf of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s Office regarding allegations that a former SCDAO employee engaged in behavior that was “inappropriate, an abuse of his authority, unethical or illegal.” For a press release on this matter, click here.
- Lead Goodwin’s representation of the Independent Directors of Granite Point Mortgage Trust, Inc., a public commercial mortgage REIT, in a confidential, binding arbitration relating to the termination of Granite Point’s external manager and internalization of its management function.
- Currently defending Worcester Polytechnic Institute (“WPI") against fraudulent conveyance claims brought in Massachusetts federal court by the former spouse of a major donor to the University, seeking to claw back significant donations to the University that the plaintiff claims she was entitled to in her divorce.
- Represented the seller of Telequality Communications LLC, a large rural health care telecommunications provider, in post-closing litigation in Delaware Superior Court alleging breaches of representations and warranties, breaches of contract, and fraud in connection with the sale of the company and ensuing Federal Communications Commission investigation.
- Conducted an expedited internal investigation on behalf of the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit corporation and government contractor into allegations of senior management misconduct and inappropriate “tone at the top,” including in relation to ongoing federal defense contracts.
- Represented an online healthcare learning company in connection with an internal investigation into allegations of improper sales practices, falsification of customer orders, and associated accounting issues, including in relation to government customers.
- Retained by the Board of Directors of a publicly-traded global telecommunications company to conduct an expedited internal investigation into a whistle-blower allegation concerning certain year-end accounting procedures and improper “tone at the top” on the part of senior members of the company’s Finance team.
- Represent WPI in a putative class action lawsuit pending in Florida federal court relating to a dispute with recreational club equity members and homeowners regarding a property owned by the University.
- Won a significant victory in federal court in Boston on behalf of the President & Fellows of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School; Ms. Chunias was one of the partners leading the team that obtained the complete dismissal of a lawsuit brought by two prominent research scientists over an ongoing institutional investigation into alleged research misconduct under federally funded research grants. This dismissal was affirmed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a public engineering software company on complicated cybersecurity concerns. Multiple issues intersected, including access to company emails without authorization, potential theft and export of technology into China, and allegations of bribes paid to circumvent technology controls designed to prevent the supply of software to prohibited foreign state-owned enterprises.
- Represented the Board of Directors of a publicly-traded medical device company in relation to an internal investigation into allegations of senior management misconduct, including in relation to regulatory compliance and workplace harassment policies.
- Represented the Audit Committee of public company in SEC and DOJ criminal investigations related to $250 million, multi-year restatement.
- Represented a global technology company in relation to civil False Claims Act qui tam litigation and criminal investigations by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division relating to contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, and allegations of contract and immigration fraud, and ITAR violations relating to the engineering work of back office employees in Russia.
- Represented a prominent international private equity firm in post-closing litigation in Delaware Chancery Court in its capacity as shareholder representative of the former shareholders of Microban International, Ltd. against W.M. Barry & Company, Inc.
- Represented the Audit Committee of a U.S. publicly-traded global manufacturer of scientific and diagnostic instruments in an internal investigation and multi-year government investigations by the SEC, DOJ and Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, into alleged bribery and corruption violations at several of the Company's China subsidiaries.
- Represented a global private equity firm that has raised over $18 billion of capital in connection with an arbitration involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Ms. Chunias was a member of the Goodwin team that ultimately obtained a $170 million award and defeated over $100 million in counterclaims.
- Represented the former CEO of a pharmaceutical and medical device company in connection with a federal indictment relating to the company's sale of allegedly unapproved and adulterated drugs.
- Represented a private healthcare consulting firm in connection with multiple FCA qui tam whistleblower suits arising out of allegations that the company assisted hospitals seeking and receiving inflated Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.
- Represented the principals of The Pyramid Companies, a multi-billion dollar commercial real estate firm in connection with a breach of fiduciary duty suit brought by a minority partner seeking to dissolve and liquidate one of The Pyramid Companies’ asset-holding general partnerships valued at over $200 million.
In 2016, Ms. Chunias was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the State Ballot Law Commission.
Ms. Chunias has served on the Board of the Women's Bar Foundation, on the BBA's Individual Rights Responsibilities Section Steering Committee, and as a pro bono Bar Advocate, handling dozens of court appointments in the Criminal Division of the Boston Municipal Court.
Prior to joining Goodwin in 2005, Ms. Chunias was a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Before that, she was an associate in the Litigation Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston. Prior to and during law school, she was a public health researcher and spent a decade working with survivors of sexual assault.