Brian M. Culnan - Partner

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

College of the Holy Cross, B.A. magna cum laude (with honors), Valedictorian

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment
Health Care


New York
U.S. District Court

Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Western District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals
Second Circuit

Brian M. Culnan
Partner - ALBANY
9 Thurlow Terrace, Albany, NY 12203
PH: (518) 462-3000 | FX: 518-462-4199 |
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Head of the firm's Labor and Employment practice group, Brian focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation and labor and employment disputes.

Brian has substantial experience litigating a wide range of labor and employment-related issues, including employment discrimination (Title VII, age and disability), enforcement of covenants not to compete and protection of proprietary business information, and ERISA and other matters related to employee benefits. He led the firm's defense of a class action lawsuit in which five Albany area hospitals were alleged to have conspired to suppress nurse wages in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Brian's representation of business clients has involved a range of diverse issues, including health care law and credentialing issues, managed care liability, commercial real estate disputes, the New York Lemon Law (representing several motor home manufacturers), and the New York Freedom of Information Law.



American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Albany and Saratoga County Bar Associations
Capital District Trial Lawyers Association

In The Community

Christian Brothers Academy (Albany, NY), Board of Trustees (2003-15)

International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Adirondack Board 36, President (2014-16)