Bryce Cullinane is an associate with Keesal, Young & Logan in its Long Beach office. His practice includes a broad range of civil litigation in state and federal court (including federal bankruptcy court) and before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Bryce earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University.
Bryce worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert Kwan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and served as a law clerk in the Civil Division of the Office of the United States Attorney for the Central District of California. Bryce attended SUNY Stony Brook and earned a B.A. in political science and history. Bryce also holds a Master’s degree from The George Washington University in political management. Bryce’s practice focuses on the following areas:
Securities and Financial Services Litigation
In his securities practice, Bryce has successfully defended financial services firms, registered representatives, and registered investment advisors in judicial and arbitration proceedings against allegations of fraud, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and violation of federal and state securities laws. Bryce’s experience includes the defense of claims involving publicly-traded equities and options, private equity funds and other alternative investments, and various other investment vehicles, often involving high net worth investors. He has also represented registered representatives in expungement proceedings before FINRA and in state court, and has assisted financial services firms in regulatory proceedings before FINRA and the SEC.
Bryce also represents financial services firms in employment matters involving wrongful termination and breach of contract disputes. He has also represented mortgage banking and litigation financing clients in both state and federal court.
Bryce’s maritime and admiralty experience includes defending maritime clients in complex environmental matters, as well as conducting litigation on behalf of shipowners, charterers, insurers, and other corporate clients in relation to cargo claims, personal injury, and other commercial disputes.
Health Care Defense
Bryce represents health care industry clients in complex civil and criminal matters including government investigations involving RICO, False Claims Act, whistleblower, Stark, anti-kickback, federal health care program fraud issues and Medicare reimbursement and appeals.
Bryce represents corporate clients in connection with the defense of preference, turnover, avoidance and fraudulent transfer claims, as well as all other adversary bankruptcy proceedings.