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, www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com.
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
Licensed since 1985
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1985||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Verdict in 2014||ALM/Daily Report||2015|
|Partner, Chair of Whistleblower Litigation Practice||Finch McCranie, LLP||1996 - 2015|
|Associate Independent Counsel in HUD Investigation/Prosecution||U.S. Office of Independent Counsel, Washington, D.C.||1995 - 1998|
|Partner||Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP||1986 - 1996|
|Law Clerk to Judge Marvin H. Shoob||United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia||1984 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund||SEC Whistleblower Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund||IRS Whistleblower Committee Member||2008 - Present|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund||False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Executive||N/A|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Defender Program||Board of Directors||N/A|
|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|
|Georgia State Bar Journal 38||Peremptory Strike Is Worth Preserving||N/A|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||N/A||A.B.,||1977|
|ICLE of Georgia||Overlooked Theories of Liability||2004|
|Unknown||Trial Techniques in Product Liability Cases,||2001|
|ICLE of Georgia||Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation||N/A|
|ICLE of Georgia||Developments in Criminal Law: United States Supreme Court Update 1993-1994 Term||N/A|