Christopher CullenOf Counsel
Christopher Cullen is an experienced attorney and data scientist, advising multinational clients on the legal and ethical implications arising from the use of AI, algorithms, and other cutting-edge technologies. One of few people in the legal industry who is both a data scientist and an attorney within an active AI and algorithm verification testing practice, he is an authority on developing insight out of data, whether to help clients monetize and productize data, develop AI systems and algorithmic models in a legal and ethical manner or conduct discovery and internal investigations. He is a graduate of the Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Business Analytics from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business. In 2023, Christopher was included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for his work in Technology Law. In 2019, he received the National Labor Relations Board Honorary Excellence in Innovation Award.
- Collaborated with Bennett Borden and team on the development of one of the world's first techniques for testing insurance underwriting and fraud detection algorithms for unintended bias. Christopher employed this technique as team lead for more than a dozen leading insurance companies to ensure fair and accurate risk-based pricing.
- Defended a leading social media company in a multidistrict litigation alleging harm to minors from the use of the social media platform. Christopher collaborated with, and led, the team that analyzed the recommendation engine that determined how content was presented to users and developed a system to classify that content as to potential harm.
- eDiscovery team lead for multidistrict litigation for a global retailer facing DOJ, FDA and OSHA investigations and a simultaneous class action. Facing the potential for voluminous discovery, Christopher led the development of a reasonable and iterative discovery protocol for the class action while also producing documents to the federal investigators.
- Global coordinating eDiscovery counsel for numerous multinational clients.
- Collaborated with a team of lawyers and data scientists in several successful pro bono class actions against police departments for unconstitutional arrest practices. These cases resulted in significant damages awards for the class and forced the police departments to implement new training requirements, tracking of individual officer conduct and new arrest procedures.
- J.D., Temple University
- B.A., Stony Brook University
Memberships and Affiliations
- The Sedona Conference®
My latest insights
The NAIC Model Bulletin on Algorithms and Predictive Models in Insurance: Key takeaways
24 July 2023 .5 minute read
Colorado Division of Insurance scales back its proposed regulation of AI in the life...
18 July 2023 .3 minute read