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Michael A. Sullivan

Health care Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Health care
    Representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (federal and state)

  2. Securities and investment fraud
    Representing whistleblowers in the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs, and clients in complex fraud cases

  3. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    Representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, and the SEC and IRS Whistleblower Programs.

  4. Wrongful death

Michael A. Sullivan is a former federal prosecutor who has more than thirty years of experience in sophisticated civil and criminal litigation, including many jury trials with notable results.

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 was consulted by Congress in drafting the SEC Whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in 2010.  He met with SEC and CFTC Commissioners to advise them on the rules for their whistleblower programs in 2011.  He helped write Georgia's two False Claims Acts, the Gergia False Medicaid Claims Act and the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act. He has chaired the "Whistleblower Law Symposium" since 2006.   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.


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Finch McCranie LLP
225 Peachtree St.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • A.B.,
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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  • 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
  • Federal Defender Program
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Verdict in 2014
  • ALM/Daily Report
  • 2015


  • Georgia State Bar Journal 38
  • Peremptory Strike Is Worth Preserving
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • ICLE of Georgia
  • Overlooked Theories of Liability
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Trial Techniques in Product Liability Cases,
  • 2001
  • Unknown
  • Fiduciary Negligence
  • 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
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"I endorse Michael A. Sullivan for his superlative ability to successfully litigate and negotiate Plaintiff’s cases, for the quality of his writing, work ethic, and overall integrity."
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Atlanta Health care Lawyer Michael A. Sullivan
Michael A. Sullivan
Health care Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 38 years
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