Brian M. CulnanPartner
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation, Directors & Officers Liability, and Employment & Labor Practice Groups, Brian M. Culnan has over 25 years of experience litigating complex civil matters in federal and state courts and handling administrative proceedings before various federal and state agencies.
Brian has litigated a wide range of business-related disputes, such as employment discrimination, enforcement of restrictive covenants, retaliation for whistleblowing, protection of trade secrets and other proprietary business information, claims for health coverage and other employer-sponsored benefits, commercial real property disputes, managed care liability, healthcare credentialing and consumer claims under various statutes including the New York Lemon Law (representing several motor home manufacturers).
Brian’s clients include hospitals, physicians groups, health maintenance organizations, manufacturers, retailers, proprietary schools, nonprofit organizations and individual professionals. In addition to litigating claims when it becomes necessary, he provides his clients with general business and employment-related counseling, including the review and/or drafting of employment contracts, separation agreements and personnel handbooks. He also advises on the discipline of employees who engage in workplace misconduct.
Brian has been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report for Commercial Litigation.
From 2003 to 2015, Brian served on the Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Academy, located in Albany. From February 2015 through February 2017, he served as President of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Adirondack Board 36, in which he has been a member since 1996.
9 Thurlow Terrace
Albany, NY 12203
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second CircuitBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Albany and Saratoga County Bar Associations
Capital District Trial Lawyers AssociationEducation
University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor
College of the Holy Cross, B.A. magna cum laude (with honors), Valedictorian