Government/ Politics: RICHARD CULLEN
COUNSELOR TO GOV. GLENN YOUNGKIN, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond
After spending the majority of his 45-year career in the private sector at McGuireWoods, Virginia’s largest law firm, senior partner Cullen was appointed Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s legal counselor in January.
It’s hardly the first time Cullen has worked in the public sector — he served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from 1991 to 1993 and was the state’s attorney general from 1997 to 1998.
At McGuireWoods, Cullen was known for representing high-profile clients — such as former Vice President Mike Pence during special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A University of Richmond law grad, Cullen spent more than a decade as chairman of McGuireWoods and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar.
Raised in Staunton, Cullen resides in Henrico County with his wife. He also serves as vice chair on the board of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
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