Karen A. Cullinane

Karen A. Cullinane



Practice Groups

Karen Cullinane, an associate in the Toxic Tort Practice Group, focuses on defending a wide variety of national and international entities in complex product liability and toxic tort matters, mass torts, and general commercial litigation.

With a practice spanning pre-trial discovery, jury selection, trials, post-trial briefings, and appellate advocacy, Karen has a detail-oriented approach to litigation but takes a global and comprehensive view of defense strategy. She works to choose and develop consensus-based tactics and approaches to defense, and to resolve immediate legal needs with an eye on minimizing legal spending and achieving each client’s long-term business goals.

Karen graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an associate editor and then contributing editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and a student attorney in the UMich Child Advocacy Law Clinic. She gained additional experience as a Governmental Affairs legal intern with the New York City Council Legislative Division and a Criminal Appeals Bureau intern with the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan. Karen earned her bachelor’s, cum laude, at Wellesley College, where she was History Department editorial intern at Bedford/St. Martin’s Press in Boston, and a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American, while serving as vice president of the school’s Pre-Law Society.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York City Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Wellesley College, B.A., cum laude, 2005
  • Author, “Protecting Anonymous Expression: The Internet’s Role in Washington State’s Public Disclosure Laws and the Direct Democracy Process,” University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, August 2011