Cullen focuses his practice on representing management in employment litigation matters involving wage and hour disputes, breach of contract, unfair competition, discrimination, harassment, and unfair labor practice charges. Cullen also represents clients in commercial disputes in such areas as trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property, and other complex business litigation. Cullen has represented companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, construction, transportation, manufacturing, retail, education, and finance.
In addition, Cullen counsels employers on a variety of issues, including reductions in force, terminations, regulatory compliance, and drafting effective policies and employment agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Cullen worked at Ford Harrison LLP, a boutique labor and employment firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Cullen graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Law, where he received awards for outstanding achievement in Negotiations and Disability Discrimination. During law school, Cullen clerked for the Georgia Supreme Court, as well as the Major Case Division of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Awards & Recognitions
- Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” Employment & Labor (2017, 2018)
Professional & Community Activities
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Georgia Bar (Young Lawyer’s Division)
- American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section; Litigation Section)