Kurt Mullen is a commercial litigator with more than 15 years of experience in insurance-related litigation. He represents insurance companies and other financial services institutions, state insurance guaranty funds and a variety of medium- and large-sized businesses.
I represent a variety of medium- and large-sized businesses in commercial disputes. This includes work in various courts across the Northeast, as well as in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Insurance coverage issues—especially related to catastrophic losses, additional insured issues and bad faith claims—have been on the rise over the last several years. I devote a large part of my practice to counseling and representing clients in connection with these and other insurance coverage issues. And there continues to be significant litigation over the interpretation of state insurance guaranty association statutes and the extent to which general insurance law applies to these entities.
I have argued in all levels of the Massachusetts appellate courts and the Connecticut Supreme Court, and have worked on appellate briefs in cases across New England and New Jersey.
I also provide second opinions to clients who have received adverse rulings or judgments on the strength of their appellate agents.
Increased data breaches and related state and federal regulatory changes have the potential to result in insurance coverage litigation, especially as the cyber insurance market continues to develop and mature.
Law360 | November 27, 2016
The article covers recent developments in a case involving a New Jersey company’s lawsuit against Cummins Inc., a backup generator provider. Boston commercial litigation partner Kurt Mullen is noted as representing Cummins in the lawsuit.
Law360 | November 02, 2016
Boston Commercial Litigation partners Greg Deschenes and Kurt Mullen, and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Charles Dell'Anno are mentioned as counsel successfully representing the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund in this article about a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision regarding whether the fund can recover workers’ compensation claims.
Boston College Law School, J.D.
Northeastern University, B.S., summa cum laude
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Kurt is an elected Town Meeting Member in Needham, Massachusetts. He also represents Needham on the Regional Transportation Advisory Council, which provides public input on transportation planning issues to the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Boston Region. Kurt also is on the Board of Directors of Needham Bikes, Inc., a nonprofit community organization that promotes bicycle use for transportation and recreation.