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 senior associate in McMillan's Ottawa office. His litigation practice includes contractual disputes; regulatory prosecutions and investigations; procurement litigation; and sports-related disputes. He also advises clients in a range of industries on compliance with political law including Canada’s lobbying and election laws.

As a member of McMillan’s Advocacy and Litigation Group, Timothy has appeared before various federal and provincial courts and tribunals in complex commercial, regulatory and quasi-criminal regulatory proceedings. He has also represented clients in cross-border and domestic commercial arbitrations and in appeal proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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 McMillan’s White Collar Defence and Government Investigations Group, Timothy has performed internal investigations; defended clients under investigation; and supported clients faced with search warrants and requests for information from regulators. He is a co-author of the Canada chapter in Chambers’ Anti-Corruption Global Practice Guide, which provides an overview of the current state of the anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws in Canada and their enforcement by Canadian authorities.

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.

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

Federal Government Wants Provinces Riding Shotgun for ZEV Sales Targets
Anti-Corruption 2019 Guide
'Tis the Season - Ontario Government Introduces Bill Setting Minimum Pay Rates for Private-Sector Contractors on Government Contracts
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

Timothy Cullen discusses Pending Revisions to PSPC's Ineligibility and Suspension Policy for The Globe and Mail
Chambers Anti-Corruption 2019 Guide: Canada
McMillan LLP Launches National Public Affairs Firm, McMillan Vantage Policy Group

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Certificate in Advanced Procurement Law and Practice: Major Projects and Tendering - 2018
  • 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
business litigation
government procurement
government and public policy
white collar defence and government investigations

Industries

automotive
energy
electricity and utilities
sports
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Coaching Association of Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society, Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC) Member
  • Board Member, Ottawa Food Bank

Awards & Rankings

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012-2013 Dean's Research and Writing Fellow (University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law)

Media Mentions

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Timothy is a senior associate in McMillan's Ottawa office. His litigation practice includes contractual disputes; regulatory prosecutions and investigations; procurement litigation; and sports-related disputes. He also advises clients in a range of industries on compliance with political law including Canada’s lobbying and election laws.

As a member of McMillan’s Advocacy and Litigation Group, Timothy has appeared before various federal and provincial courts and tribunals in complex commercial, regulatory and quasi-criminal regulatory proceedings. He has also represented clients in cross-border and domestic commercial arbitrations and in appeal proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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 McMillan’s White Collar Defence and Government Investigations Group, Timothy has performed internal investigations; defended clients under investigation; and supported clients faced with search warrants and requests for information from regulators. He is a co-author of the Canada chapter in Chambers’ Anti-Corruption Global Practice Guide, which provides an overview of the current state of the anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws in Canada and their enforcement by Canadian authorities.

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.

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.

December 2019
Anti-Corruption 2019 Second Edition (Canada Chapter)

Chambers and Partners

December 2018
Anti-Corruption 2019 Guide

Chambers and Partners

June 2015
Social Media and Off-Duty Misconduct: Where are we @?
CACE 12th Annual Conference, 2015 Presentation Paper
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