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Shawn N Sullivan

Shawn N Sullivan

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, International Law, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Business: 50%
    28 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    28 years
  3. International Law: 15%
    22 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    13 years

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Contact Info

1156 15th Street NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC, 20005


DCActive 199105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recommended Attorney in Business LawGlobal Law Experts2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselInternational Life Sciences Institute2006 - Present
AttorneySullivan Law & Consulting2005 - Present
Intellectual Property CounselCentro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo2001 - 2005
PartnerBradley Arant Rose & White2001 - 2001
PartnerLake Tindall, LLP1993 - 2001
Associate AttorneyCrowell & Moring1988 - 1992
Judicial Law ClerkUS District Judge George Arceneaux1986 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Stevenson UniversityAdjunct Professor - International Business Law2015 - Present
University of Derby (UK)Associate Academic - Intellectual Property Law2015 - Present
Intellectual Property Section Steering Committee, DC BarMember, Copyright Committee2014 - Present
Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London (Queen Mary)Tutor in Intellectual Property2013 - Present
Montgomery County Charter Review CommissionCommission Member2012 - 2014
African Agricultural Technology FoundationTrustee2003 - 2004
Mississippi College School of LawAdjunct Professor - International Law1997 - 2000
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1989 - Present
National Futures AssociationArbitratorN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Delta and Pine Land Company v. The Sinkers Corporation, 177 F.3d 1343 (Fed.Cir.1999)Obtained reversal of U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri decision regarding plant variety protection

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Publication NameTitleDate
Organization for Security and Cooperation in EuropeOSCE's Best-Practice Guide for a Positive Business and Investment. Climate, Co-Author with Barry Kolodkin and Olga Moreva2006
Plant PhysiologyPlant Genetic Resources and the Law - Past, Present, and Future2004
Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law"Liens" Book Chapter2001
Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law"Assignments" Book Chapter Co-Author2001
Mississippi Business Law JournalSome Basics of Establishing a Business in the People's Republic of China, Co-Author with Jerome C. Hafter1997
Durum Wheat Breeding: Current Approaches and Future StrategiesChapter 5. Managing and Collecting Genetic Resources (Bent Skovmand, Marilyn L. Warburton, Shawn N. Sullivan, and Jacob Lage)N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational Business & Economic LawLL.M - Master of Laws2014
University of Cambridge Faculty of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1993
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of MississippiN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
University of London Queen Mary School of LawComputer & Communications LawPg. DiplomaN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Seeds of Change: Intellectual Property Protection for Agricultural BiotechnologyIntellectual Property in Agricultural Biotechnology2004
Next Harvest – Advancing Biotechnology’s Public GoodIntellectual Property2002