His corporate governance litigation experience includes shareholder derivative actions, class actions and direct actions. He frequently handles minority shareholder claims, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, and litigation arising out of mergers, acquisitions and other change-of-control transactions. Christian also has significant experience representing clients for alleged violation of federal and state securities laws.
Christian has litigated complex contract disputes, unfair trade practice and consumer protection cases, and insurance coverage disputes. He has advised clients in responding to government investigations and threatened litigation. He has represented victims of financial crimes, and obtained restitution on behalf of those victims.
Before joining Duffy & Sweeney, Christian worked as an attorney in the Boston office of a leading global law firm and as legal counsel for the State of Rhode Island in the Office of the Governor.
On behalf of clients, Christian Jenner has:
He was a featured speaker for the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Food for Thought program entitled “The New Normal” where he focused on electronic discovery and, specifically, what contemporary litigation requires of litigators, and how attorneys can winnow enormous amount of data (now measured in terabytes) into the exhibits actually used at trial. Christian surveyed available electronic discovery tools and how attorneys and their investigators can employ technology to identify powerful evidence for use in litigation. (October 2015)
Christian guest-authored an article in Providence Business News on digital spring cleaning entitled “Curbing Digital Debris.” Christian shared: “As a litigation attorney, I often advise businesses in responding to discovery requests, like requests for production of documents and electronically stored information. Often, the e-discovery process reveals the existence of data and documents that serve no business or legal purpose. This digital debris could be from employees saving copies but never deleting them. It can also accumulate as a result of purposeful conduct, such as digital hoarders who have chosen to keep everything indefinitely.” See full PBN article here. (April 2015)
Christian was one of two presenters at a Rhode Island Bar Association program entitled “Your First E-Discovery Harvest” that focused on the exchange of electronically stored information (ESI) in connection with litigation and investigations. (December 2013)
Georgetown University (B.S. 2003 Mathematics & Philosophy, summa cum laude)
Harvard Law School (J.D. 2007, cum laude)
Rhode Island, 2007
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2008
US District Court, Massachusetts, 2008
US District Court, Rhode Island, 2009