Sullivan, Brendan V.
BRENDAN V. Sullivan, Jr. is a senior partner at Williams & Connolly, one of Washington, D.C.’s most powerful and influential law firms with over 230 partners and associates who take on "bet-the-company" civil suits and highly visible criminal cases throughout the country and around the world.
Sullivan has nearly 40 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the country, and is recognized nationally as one of the best known and most able trial lawyers in the U.S., with an extraordinary record of successes. His principal areas of practice include all types of complex commercial litigation, as well as high-profile criminal litigation.
His clients include Fortune 500 companies involved in criminal investigations, litigation, or government regulatory matters. He has also represented Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros.
ABC’s World News Tonight named Sullivan "Person of the Week," praising the manner in which he handled six days of televised congressional hearings in the Iran-Contra matter. A New York Times editorial attributed the subsequent courtroom victory to North's "battling lawyers."
The National Law Journal regularly lists him as among "America's One Hundred Most Influential Lawyers." The Legal Times listed him as the "Best Counsel Available" in Washington and identified him as "the leader" of the group.
Sullivan earned a BA and JD from Georgetown. He is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Washington, D.C., and traces his Irish roots to Dublin through his great grandparents.
Sullivan and his wife Lila have three children.
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