Murtha Cullina

99 High Street
20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110, United States
Phone: 617-457-4000
Fax: 617-482-3868
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Canada Releases New Data Breach Regulations

In a recent post, we discussed the Canadian Cabinet’s announcement that Canada’s new data breach regulations go into effect on November 1, 2018. Despite announcing the effective date, Canada had not yet finalized these…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Yahoo Settles Claims by SEC regarding 2014 Data Breach

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an important administrative settlement with Altaba (Yahoo) related to the company’s failure to disclose a major security breach to its users and investors. Under…more
 /  Business Organizations, Privacy, Securities Law

Compliance with New Partnership Audit Rules May Require Amendments to Partnership/LLC Agreements

New partnership audit rules (the "New Rules") became effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. These rules, which are designed to make it easier for the IRS to audit partnerships and collect additional tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

UPDATE: New York City Council Enacts Package of Legislation Aimed at Strengthening Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

As we discussed in a recent post, the New York City Council introduced a series of bills last month aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace; The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act. The City Council enacted the Act…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Uber Goes 0-2 in Data Breach Notifications

In August, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed a settlement agreement with Uber stemming from its investigation of a 2014 data breach due to Uber’s “unreasonable security practices”. The lengthy investigation…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Seventh Circuit Weighs In On Standing

Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit weighed in on the consumer class action standing issue. The court found that Barnes & Noble customers have standing to pursue a class action concerning the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

GAO Says CMS Must Do More to Protect Medicare Info

In a report released on April 5, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not done enough to adequately protect the electronic data of Medicare…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Connecticut Considers Requiring Legislative Approval of Agency Settlement Payments and Nondisclosure Agreements

Weeks before the uproar over revelations that U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty paid her chief of staff a $5,000 severance package and signed a non-disclosure agreement concerning sexual harassment allegations made against him, the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Canada’s Data Breach Notification Law Goes Into Effect November 1, 2018

The Cabinet in Ottawa quietly proclaimed on March 26, 2018 that the official implementation date for Canada’s much-needed and long-awaited mandatory data breach notification laws will be November 1, 2018.  Oddly enough, the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy

Ensuring “Universal Wastes” are Handled Correctly to Avoid Penalties

Spent fluorescent bulbs, used batteries, old thermostats: all of these wastes contain materials that could be considered hazardous waste and must be handled in accordance with environmental laws. Because these materials are…more
 /  Environmental Law

Take Note: the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Now In Effect!

A new Massachusetts law significantly enhances existing anti-discrimination protections for pregnant employees. The “Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” effective April 1, 2018, prevents discrimination against, and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Family Business Owners Should Be Aware Of Statutory “Deadlock” Provisions

Many family businesses run smoothly for years, until the business is sold or passed on to the next generation(s). There are, however, those circumstances where the family or closely-held business runs into a deadlock among…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Grindr Grinds Users' Gears by Reportedly Sharing Users’ HIV Status

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, another social media company, Grindr, a gay dating app, has come under scrutiny for its sharing of sensitive personal information with third parties. In particular,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy

Updated Massachusetts Equal Pay Law to Take Effect on July 1, 2018

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, goes into effect July 1, 2018, and applies to all employers regardless of their size, including the state and its municipalities. …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

And Alabama Makes 50

On March 28, Alabama’s governor signed into law a data breach notification law. It is the last state in the country to do so, closely trailing South Dakota…more
 /  Privacy
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