Thomas F. Cullen

Thomas F. Cullen Jr.
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2113
Phone: (202) 879-3924
Fax: (202) 626-1700
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Lawyer Profile:

Tim Cullen is a trial lawyer, a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and head of the worldwide Trial Practice at Jones Day. Tim is commonly called on to lead teams and present cases in the most complicated commercial matters, including antitrust (for both plaintiffs and defendants), contract, trade secret, and shareholder disputes. He has tried federal and state jury cases, argued federal appeals, and been lead counsel in U.S. and international arbitrations.

Recently he and his teams have achieved a multimillion dollar ruling for a French client seeking in arbitration a return of part of its purchase price for an acquisition, a multimillion dollar jury verdict for a coal company seeking return of the unearned portion of a bonus, and a Delaware Chancery ruling allowing a client's merger to go through despite a challenge from a joint venture partner.

In addition to being selected to the American College of Trial Lawyers (an honor given to fewer than one percent of active trial lawyers), Tim has been recognized by the Legal Times as one of D.C.'s Top Ten Commercial Litigators and named nationally as a BTI Client Services All-Star MVP two years in a row. For more than 15 years, Tim has been an active member of the Center for Public Resources, a leading group of corporate and firm lawyers focused on alternative dispute resolution, and developed a broad sensitivity to where and how mediation or other alternative procedures are the best way to serve the client.


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Areas of Practice:
Trial Practice
Antitrust & Competition Law
Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Commercial Disputes
Antitrust Litigation
Global Disputes
Distressed Company Litigation
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Cross-Border Litigation
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974
Honors: magna cum laude

Harvard University, 1971
Honors: magna cum laude

Published Works:
Ten of the D.C. Area's Top Business Litigation Attorneys, Legal Times, Vol. 30, No. 18, 2007

Jungle Warfare, Litigation 2006, A Supplement to the American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel, 2006

Representative Cases:
Air Products defeats Honeywell's attempt to block its acquisition of a competitor (2009)
Airlines Reporting Corp. wins summary judgment in travel agent antitrust litigation (2009)
American ex-prisoner of war group files amicus brief supporting petitioners Rasul et al. and al Odah et al.
Bausch & Lomb ends antitrust involving disposable contact lenses
BFGoodrich receives FTC approval to acquire Coltec, prevails in private litigation challenging the transaction (2009)
BioMedical Waste Systems prevails in TRO challenging Pennsylvania DEP closure of processing facility (2009)
Bon Secours settles suit challenging hospital joint venture
Cardinal Health defends FTC challenge to proposed Bergen Brunswig acquisition
Chevron pursues arbitration to enforce contractual right to indemnification against Petroecuador (2009)
Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedings (2009)
Gannett prevails in wage and hour misclassification hearing
Lee Memorial Health System defeats FTC challenge of Cape Coral acquisition
Marshfield Clinic successfully defends antitrust suit by leading third-party payor
Mobile Telecommunications Technologies Corporation defends securities fraud class action
Nextel acquires 900 MHZ spectrum after modification of Motorola consent decree
Not-for-profit health care systems defend putative class actions challenging hospitals' tax-exempt status
Onyx prevails in ICC arbitrations claiming breach of representations and warranties for waste facility purchased in Mexico
Pepsi files monopolization and conspiracy suit against Coke
R.J. Reynolds and other cigarette companies defend federal and state price fixing class actions
Reader's Digest completes $2.0 billion sale to Ripplewood investor group (2009)
Sherwin-Williams resolves antitrust class action litigation involving automotive paint refinishing
Williams Natural Gas wins summary judgment in action involving 40-year-old natural gas purchase contract
Williams Power enters into commercial arbitration resulting from tolling agreement
Past Employment Positions:
Judge Harrison L. Winter, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Law Clerk

West Practice Categories:
Antitrust, Business & Commercial, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor, Franchising, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals

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