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Nutter Expands Public Policy Capabilities With Addition of Partner Daniel Mulhern

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Nutter announced today that Daniel P. Mulhern has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate and Transactions Department and a member of its Public Policy group. Mulhern will focus his practice on advising public and privately-held companies on government relations, constituency building, strategic planning, and government enforcement and investigations. He will assist clients in navigating a wide range of legislative, regulatory, and community affairs.

“We are very pleased to grow our public policy practice with Dan and further build upon our government relationship capabilities as demand for these services continues to increase,” said Liam O’Connell, Nutter’s Co-Managing Partner. “We look forward to working together and warmly welcome Dan to the firm.”

Mulhern’s extensive background in the governmental sphere aligns closely with Nutter’s deep experience in matters involving public and private sector interactions and relationships. Prior to joining Nutter, he 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. Before that, Mulhern was a Senior Advisor to Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Public Safety, where he was responsible for establishing cross-agency and cabinet coordination to tackle the challenging and complex problems that lead to and perpetuate violence. Previously, Mulhern served as the Chief of the Gang Unit and the Safe Neighborhoods Initiative at SCDAO. He has also practiced as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and a prosecutor in Middlesex County and at the Attorney General’s office.

“Dan is a highly respected leader in Greater Boston with a unique understanding of the public realm, and his addition will further strengthen our public policy and government investigation practices,” said Michael Krebs, chair of Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. “Dan’s counsel on public policy issues and regulatory matters will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Mulhern has been recognized locally and nationally for his work leading interdisciplinary, collaborative, and public-health-focused approaches to public safety. In 2012, the University of Massachusetts Boston presented him 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. Mulhern earned his J.D. from Suffolk Law School and his B.A. from St. Michael’s College.

Nutter’s Public Policy group is comprised of attorneys who have significant experience and successful track records in public service. The firm regularly provides representation before public agencies and quasi-public agencies; develops state and federal government relations strategies; advises on policy development; organizes strategic partnerships, alliances, and coalitions; and more. A broad spectrum of clients, including companies in real estate development, highly regulated industries, trade associations, public authorities, economic development authorities, and nonprofits, rely on Nutter for strategic guidance on public policy issues.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including manufacturing, high technology, life sciences, banking, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, and health care. Nutter’s corporate law practice handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, and proxy contests.

About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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