It’s not every day you get a lawyer with the experience and reputation of Andrew Sullivan, but in the case of a major lawsuit, you’ll be lucky to find one with his background.
The New York Times reported that Sullivan has spent the last decade working as an attorney in the federal criminal division and now sits on the appellate and corporate litigation teams.
He is a former prosecutor who has represented several federal defendants, including Michael O’Neill, who was indicted for orchestrating the 2005 Boston Marathon bombings.
He is currently representing an attorney who was convicted of defrauding investors in the online gambling company PokerStars.
He was also an attorney for former President Donald Trump in a criminal investigation that resulted in the indictment of three former Trump campaign aides.
After spending more than a decade working on high-profile cases, Sullivan, 58, said his goal is to help the law firm clients with cases with which they have a conflict of interest.
In addition to being a former federal prosecutor, Sullivan has extensive experience in corporate litigation and public relations, including with President Donald J. Trump’s former personal lawyer, Ty Cobb.
“I am going to be doing whatever I can to be helpful to my clients in the litigation, and I’m going to do that in the way that I can help them,” Sullivan said in a phone interview.
Sullivan said he had no involvement in the decision to retire as an appellate and appellate litigation lawyer.
Sullivan has been a lawyer for several years, he said, and he felt that he had to take a step back from the work to focus on his family.
“I feel like I’m stepping back from my career,” he said.
“The family business has taken me away from it, so I feel like there’s not much that I want to do for them.”
As an appellate attorney, Sullivan said he has been successful in cases involving government agencies and businesses, but his work on behalf of companies has included working with a company to obtain a license to manufacture a prescription drug.
He said he would be able to assist with any challenges the company might face in its future operations.
“It’s a different business,” Sullivan explained.
“But, I’ve been doing it for a long time.
I think it’s been a really good career.”
He said he expects to be able continue to work in the appellate, corporate, and government arenas as long as he is able to maintain his legal reputation and work in a law firm with a solid track record.
“When I’m at my best, I’m not doing a lot of litigation,” Sullivan added.
“My work is primarily in the criminal, appellate, and corporate realms.”
Sullivan has been practicing law since 1987, and his career has included defending former President George W. Bush in the impeachment and trial of his former national security adviser, Zac Petkanas, as well as representing the president in criminal cases involving his associates.
“This is not a bad career,” Sullivan told the Times in an email.
“If anything, it’s an excellent one.
But the business is where it’s at right now.”
Sullivan said the decision was not a difficult one, as his firm has clients who have legal conflicts of interest that have nothing to do with the litigation.
“If it’s not going to make a difference, we’ll keep going,” he added.