Brendan Cullen is a partner in S&C’s Litigation Group. Mr. Cullen has litigated a broad range of matters, including complex securities, commercial, intellectual property and antitrust litigation, frequently with a substantial technological element. He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations, in cases in state and federal trial courts and on appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has conducted numerous confidential internal investigations, including investigations related to issues of corporate governance, securities matters and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, and involving numerous countries throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Mr. Cullen’s corporate clients have included Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, BHP Billiton, Caterpillar, Dolby International AB, EchoStar, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Madison Square Garden, Microsoft, Ovintiv, Philips Electronics, Rolls-Royce, Tenaris, UBS, Verifone, Vista Equity Partners and Wells Fargo. Over the last several years, he has been navigating his clients through legal issues arising from some of the most complex economic developments of the past generation, including the collapse of Enron, the California energy crisis and the financial crisis. Matters with a high technology focus in which Mr. Cullen has been involved include patent litigation on behalf of VeriFone and Dolby and a six-week jury trial in which Mr. Cullen’s Sullivan & Cromwell team obtained a jury verdict for Philips in a case arising from allegations of faulty computer chips. He has been recognized as a leader in litigation by Chambers USA, The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation and Northern California Super Lawyers.
Mr. Cullen co-led the team at S&C that partnered with Stanford Law School to launch the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse, a public database that aggregates and curates source documents and provides analytic tools related to enforcement of the FCPA since its enactment.
Mr. Cullen provides litigation support to the Asia-Pacific region from our Palo Alto office.
Professional Activities and Community Involvement
- Co-chair, The Campaign for Legal Services
- Member, Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services Board of Directors
- Member, Atherton Police Foundation Board of Directors
- Member, Stanford Law School Board of Visitors
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, National Leadership Council, Positive Coaching Alliance