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Daniel P. Mulhern

Partner / Boston

Overview

Daniel P. Mulhern is a partner in Nutter’s Public Policy group who draws on his many years of government service to enhance outcomes for clients in government investigations, internal investigations, dispute resolution, and strategic decisions. Dan focuses his practice on advising public and privately-held companies on government relations, constituency building, and strategic planning. He helps clients navigate a wide range of legislative, regulatory, and community affairs.

Dan has been recognized locally and nationally for his work leading interdisciplinary, collaborative, and public-health-focused approaches to public safety and criminal justice reform. In 2009, Dan was part of a Boston team awarded for community collaboration by the United States Attorney General, and in 2012, the University of Massachusetts Boston presented Dan with its Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in recognition of his contributions to significantly improve the quality of life in the Greater Boston area.

Prior to joining Nutter, Dan served as the Suffolk County First Assistant District Attorney in the office of Rachael Rollins, the former Suffolk County District Attorney and current United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. In this capacity, he oversaw SCDAO’s trial teams and their handling of over 25,000 cases in courts across Suffolk County. Dan also spearheaded the District Attorney’s efforts to establish best practices in fatal and non-fatal use of force investigations and allocation of internal and external resources to impact public safety outcomes. Before that, he was a Senior Advisor and Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Public Safety to then Mayor Martin J. Walsh, currently the U.S. Secretary of Labor. In this role, he worked to establish cross-agency and cabinet coordination to tackle the challenging and complex problems that lead to and perpetuate violence. Previously, Dan served as the Chief of the Gang Unit and Neighborhoods Initiative at SCDAO, a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and a prosecutor in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

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Honors

Honors

  • Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, 2012
  • United States Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety, 2009

Education & Admissions

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
St. Michael’s College, B.A.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Before Nutter

Prior to joining Nutter, Dan served as the Suffolk County First Assistant District Attorney in the office of Rachael Rollins, the former Suffolk County District Attorney of Massachusetts. In this capacity, he oversaw SCDAO’s trial teams and their handling of over 25,000 cases in courts across Suffolk County.

Noteworthy

  • Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, 2012
  • United States Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety, 2009
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