Tatyana Cerullo is licensed to practice law in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, New York, Hawaii, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has worked at large U.S. law firms and as in-house counsel for private and public companies. Ms. Cerullo is a member of the American Bar Association, Marshall Islands Law Society, Hawaii Bar Association, and New York Bar Association. She clerked for the honorable United States District Judge Samuel P. King and United States Magistrate Judge Kevin S.C. Chang in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Following her federal judicial clerkships, she worked at the New York City headquarters of the 500+ international law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where she gained valuable experience in corporate and securities law and commercial litigation working on large complex cases for banks, investment companies, and Fortune 500 companies. At Cadwalader, she co-authored an article entitled Review of Tender Offers by Controlling Shareholders, published on June 27, 2002, in the New York Law Journal. Thereafter, she worked at the New York City headquarters of AIG Technical Services, Inc., managing complex litigations and settlement negotiations involving pollution insurance products and professional services insurance policies.
Upon returning to Hawaii, Ms. Cerullo practiced commercial litigation at the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Honolulu and the State of Hawaii. She also worked on a number of high-profile environmental litigation and land use cases. After Goodsill, she expanded her corporate experience as General Counsel of an international, multidisciplinary architectural and engineering firm, GMP International, which engages in large critical infrastructure development projects all over the Pacific. Her job at GMP was to manage all of the firm’s international business, litigation and corporate matters. Ms. Cerullo’s experience at GMP included handling contract and procurement issues, as well as litigation, in Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Ms. Cerullo then worked as in-house counsel at Hoku Corporation, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, which is focused on diversified clean energy technologies. Her duties included handling the company’s and its subsidiaries’ corporate legal matters: corporate governance, securities, corporate finance, contracts, commercial transactions, employment law, and insurance/risk management. Ms. Cerullo actively practices law in Hawaii and the Marshall Islands working on corporate, maritime, and litigation matters.