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Cullen G. Taylor

Northern Virginia

Cullen G. Taylor

Cullen Taylor helps companies structure and negotiate their most complex commercial transactions, particularly those involving the development, acquisition, and commercialization of intellectual property and technology. Cullen takes a practical, results-oriented approach to getting deals done, drawing on his broad experience across multiple industries to anticipate and address problems before they arise.

Trained as an intellectual property lawyer, Cullen understands the technical and business issues that arise as parties enter, live under, and exit long-term commercial arrangements. Cullen is skilled at structuring and drafting contracts that address these concerns while keeping the client's business goals at front and center.

Given his versatility, Cullen practices across a variety of industries, including life sciences, communications, sports, information technology, and media. In the life sciences industries, Cullen handles a variety of transactions, including product acquisition, licensing, development, collaboration, manufacture, supply, and co-promotion agreements. In the cable and communications fields, Cullen advises clients in connection with network, transport, interconnection, cell tower backhaul, hosting, co-location, and other communications service agreements.

Cullen regularly collaborates with his colleagues in the firm's Corporate practice to address intellectual property and technology-related issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.

Representative Experience

Representing multiple pharmaceutical companies in collaboration agreements to develop companion diagnostics for their drug products.

Representing a global biotechnology company in a genomics collaboration with a system of healthcare facilities.

Representation of Daiichi Sankyo in its co-commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca relating to MOVANTIK in the United States.

Representation of Novartis in the sale of its animal health business to Eli Lilly for approximately US$5.4bn.

Ongoing representation of Time Warner Cable in connection with a variety of commercial agreements.

Ongoing representation of the College Football Playoff in connection with various commercial agreements.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000
  • B.A., with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia, 1997


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, Raven Society
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia


Rising Star, 2008, 2010, 2015

Virginia Super Lawyers


Rising Star

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Intellectual Property

Virginia Legal Elite


Young Lawyer

Virginia Legal Elite


Health Law

Virginia Legal Elite

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