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Michael A. Sullivan is a former federal prosecutor who has more than twenty-five years of experience in sophisticated civil and criminal litigation.

Mr. Sullivan represents whistleblowers worldwide in qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act, in the IRS Whistleblower Program, and in the new SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Programs.  He has chaired the "Whistleblower Law Symposium" since 2006.  He helped write Georgia's two False Claims Acts, the Gergia False Medicaid Claims Act and the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act.  He is also the author of a leading blog on whistleblower law,

Mr. Sullivan also has represented large businesses and individuals in complex cases, many involving fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty. His trial experience over three decades has included white collar criminal cases, civil fraud, business torts, and serious personal injury and death cases. Mr. Sullivan has been selected to Georgia Super Lawyers’ list each year since 2006.

From 1995-98, Mr. Sullivan served as a federal prosecutor in the Independent Counsel investigation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which included the prosecution of former Secretary of the Interior James Watt. He also has defended businesses and individuals in white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including financial fraud and tax investigations.



Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Investment Fraud: 30%
  2. Health Care: 30%
  3. Tax Fraud: 30%
    7 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%



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Finch McCranie LLP

225 Peachtree St.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA, 30303


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198501/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Verdict in 2014ALM/Daily Report2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Chair of Whistleblower Litigation PracticeFinch McCranie, LLP1996 - 2015
Associate Independent Counsel in HUD Investigation/ProsecutionU.S. Office of Independent Counsel, Washington, D.C.1995 - 1998
PartnerBondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP1986 - 1996
Law Clerk to Judge Marvin H. ShoobUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education FundSEC Whistleblower Committee Member2010 - Present
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education FundIRS Whistleblower Committee Member2008 - Present
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education FundFalse Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney Member2005 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutiveN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Defender ProgramBoard of DirectorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. ex rel. Martin v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc. (ED TN)Pending
U.S. ex rel. Williams v. C. Martin Co., Inc. (ED LA)Pending-trial set for August 2015
U.S. v. Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates, Inc.Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia State Bar Journal 38Peremptory Strike Is Worth PreservingN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/AA.B.,1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ICLE of GeorgiaOverlooked Theories of Liability2004
UnknownTrial Techniques in Product Liability Cases,2001
UnknownFiduciary Negligence2001
ICLE of GeorgiaProfessional and Ethical Dilemmas in LitigationN/A
ICLE of GeorgiaDevelopments in Criminal Law: United States Supreme Court Update 1993-1994 TermN/A