Jennifer R. Cullinane
Jennifer Cullinane is a Litigation & Enforcement associate who advises clients on government and internal investigations, regulatory and enforcement actions, and complex civil litigation. She has experience in all stages of litigation including drafting complaints and dispositive motions, organizing discovery, and preparing for depositions and trial.
During law school, Jennifer interned in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in the Gaming Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and for the Honorable Marianne B. Bowler in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. As a law student, Jennifer represented clients in both criminal and civil state court proceedings in the Northeastern Law Domestic Violence Clinic.
Prior to law school, Jennifer worked as a paralegal in the Public Corruption and Special Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.
- Counsels clients in a broad array of industries—including investment management, life sciences, and energy —during various stages of active federal and state litigation.
- Assists investment advisers in SEC enforcement actions, formal investigations, and examinations.
- Represents the independent director of Basic Energy Services, Inc., in connection with that director’s investigation and analysis of estate causes of action as part of Basic’s ongoing chapter 11 cases, which involve more than $400 million of funded debt.
- Defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict state and federal litigation and government investigations regarding its prescription opioid products.
- Defended a mutual fund investment adviser against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
- Secured the dismissal of a federal inmate seeking compassionate release due to COVID-19.
- Assisting litigation team representing federal inmate seeking adequate medical care in state prison.
- Co-author, “Fine Over Bank Texts Signals Books, Records Crackdown,” Law360 (October 4, 2022)
- Co-author, “SEC Enforcement: A Practical Guide for Private Equity Fund Managers,” The Securities Litigation Review (June 3, 2022)
- Contributor, “Covid-19 Public Nuisance Claims,” Bloomberg Law's Practical Guidance (2020)
- The Case against Nathan Carman: Death, Dynasty, and the Distribution of Wealth under the New Hampshire Slayer Rule, NE. U. L. R. EXTRA LEGAL (Spring 2018).
- JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2019; Online Law Review Editor, Northeastern University Law Review
- BA, University of Massachusetts, 2012
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2019