Cullen represents management in employment litigation matters involving wage and hour disputes, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, discrimination, harassment, and unfair labor practice charges. He also represents clients in commercial disputes, including such areas as trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property, construction litigation, and other complex business litigation. Cullen has represented clients at all stages of litigation in state and federal court and routinely represents clients in proceedings before the N.C. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other federal and state agencies.
Cullen represents 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 employment agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Cullen worked at Ford Harrison LLP, a 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.
Awards & Recognitions
- Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” Employment & Labor (2017-2019)
Professional & Community Activities
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Georgia State Bar
- North Carolina Museum of History: Board Member