Timothy Cullen 

Timothy Cullen

Ottawa
World Exchange Plaza, Suite 2000
45 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4

t: 613.691.6112
e: timothy.cullen@mcmillan.ca

overview

Timothy is a lawyer in McMillan's advocacy and litigation group. He is developing a civil, commercial and regulatory litigation practice in the firm’s Ottawa office. Timothy advises and represents clients in a range of industries regarding commercial and contract disputes; regulatory prosecutions; international trade; government and public policy; product liability claims and procurement matters.

Timothy has appeared before various federal and provincial courts and tribunals in complex commercial, regulatory and quasi-criminal regulatory proceedings. He has also participated in alternative dispute resolution, including cross-border commercial arbitration.

In his procurement practice, Timothy has advised clients on the design and conduct of modern competitive procurement processes and drafted procurement solicitation documents. He has been counsel in procurement challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and he often writes and speaks about public and private procurement.

As a member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada’s Pro Bono Program, Timothy provides free legal advice and representation to athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and sports organizations in proceedings before the SDRCC’s Dispute Resolution Secretariat (Tribunal).

Before joining the firm, Timothy served in various roles on Parliament Hill for nearly a decade providing political and policy advice to Members of Parliament and Senators on a range of issues, particularly foreign affairs and international trade. He has experience drafting and reviewing legislation and a thorough knowledge of Canada’s multilateral and bilateral trade agreements.He began his legal career as a McMillan summer student in 2013, returning as an articling student in 2014. While studying law at the University of Ottawa, he spent a summer working at the United Nations Office at Geneva for a member of the International Law Commission. He was also selected for a Dean's Research and Writing Fellowship. As a fellow, he reviewed Canada's legal authority to combat piracy on the high seas for the Legal Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Timothy is also a proud alumnus of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and the University of Prince Edward Island. He is fluently bilingual.

Timothy is also a Principal at McMillan Vantage Policy Group.

Presentations

Bill 142 – The Construction Lien Amendment Act
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
One of These Things Looks a Lot Like the Other: Procurement Under CETA and the CFTA
All Hands on Deck: Navigating the Tricky Waters of the Federal Government's New Integrity Regime of Public Procurement
Hot Topics: A Comparative take on the Federal, Ontario and Quebec Regimes

Publications

BC excavator's court case takes a dig at municipal procurement policies undermined by the CFTA & CETA
Motor Vehicle Safety Act amendments put transport minister in the driver's seat with new recall, investigation and penalty related powers
Who ya gonna call (out)? Government of Canada introduces tip line to report federal contract fraud
In this Great Future, You Can't Forget Your Past – Update to the Government of Canada's Integrity Regime Provides Clarity, Includes General Anti-Avoidance Provisions
The Impact of New Transatlantic Trade Agreements on Commercial and Investment Transactions
For Better or Worse? Canada Updates Procurement Integrity Regime
Canadian Government Suppliers: Getting in Trouble Abroad May Cause Problems At Home

News

McMillan LLP Launches National Public Affairs Firm, McMillan Vantage Policy Group

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice - 2017
  • University of Ottawa, J.D. (option in international law) cum laude - 2014
  • Carleton University, M.A. International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs - 2014
  • University of Prince Edward Island, B.A. Political Studies and French, First Class Standing - 2010

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2015

Practices

litigation
administrative law
arbitration
product liability
appellate advocacy
business litigation
government procurement
government and public policy
international trade

Industries

automotive
energy
electricity and utilities
sports
food, beverage and agribusiness
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Coaching Association of Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Board Member, Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard

Awards & Rankings

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012-2013 Dean's Research and Writing Fellow (University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law)
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Timothy is a lawyer in McMillan's advocacy and litigation group. He is developing a civil, commercial and regulatory litigation practice in the firm’s Ottawa office. Timothy advises and represents clients in a range of industries regarding commercial and contract disputes; regulatory prosecutions; international trade; government and public policy; product liability claims and procurement matters.

Timothy has appeared before various federal and provincial courts and tribunals in complex commercial, regulatory and quasi-criminal regulatory proceedings. He has also participated in alternative dispute resolution, including cross-border commercial arbitration.

In his procurement practice, Timothy has advised clients on the design and conduct of modern competitive procurement processes and drafted procurement solicitation documents. He has been counsel in procurement challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and he often writes and speaks about public and private procurement.

As a member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada’s Pro Bono Program, Timothy provides free legal advice and representation to athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and sports organizations in proceedings before the SDRCC’s Dispute Resolution Secretariat (Tribunal).

Before joining the firm, Timothy served in various roles on Parliament Hill for nearly a decade providing political and policy advice to Members of Parliament and Senators on a range of issues, particularly foreign affairs and international trade. He has experience drafting and reviewing legislation and a thorough knowledge of Canada’s multilateral and bilateral trade agreements.He began his legal career as a McMillan summer student in 2013, returning as an articling student in 2014. While studying law at the University of Ottawa, he spent a summer working at the United Nations Office at Geneva for a member of the International Law Commission. He was also selected for a Dean's Research and Writing Fellowship. As a fellow, he reviewed Canada's legal authority to combat piracy on the high seas for the Legal Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Timothy is also a proud alumnus of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and the University of Prince Edward Island. He is fluently bilingual.

Timothy is also a Principal at McMillan Vantage Policy Group.

November 2017
Bill 142 – The Construction Lien Amendment Act
Ontario Public Buyers Association/Cooperative Purchasing Group of Waterloo Region
November 2017
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Ontario Public Buyers Association/Cooperative Purchasing Group of Waterloo Region
October 2017
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Confidential Client (public sector)
October 2017
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Ontario University Procurement Management Association
October 2017
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
eSolutions Group bidsandtendersfest
June 2017
Buying Into Change: Updating Your Procurement Process for CETA/CFTA Compliance
Confidential Client (public sector)
May 2017
One of These Things Looks a Lot Like the Other: Procurement Under CETA and the CFTA
eSolutions Group Quarterly User Group Meeting
April 2017
All Hands on Deck: Navigating the Tricky Waters of the Federal Government's New Integrity Regime of Public Procurement
The Canadian Bar Association, Webinar
March 2016
Hot Topics: A Comparative take on the Federal, Ontario and Quebec Regimes
The Commons Seminar on Mastering Public Procurement, Webinar