Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec|Comm and leads the firm's Law Firm Practice. Whether working with groups or in one-on-one coaching arrangements Jay helps professionals have greater impact by teaching them to focus on the needs of their audiences. Jay works closely with the learning and development professionals at Citi, KPMG and many national law firms to create customized communication skills solutions for senior executives and partners.
Jay joined Exec|Comm after nine years practicing law. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. That year, Jay was named among the first class of Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. As a Skadden Fellow, Jay acted as in-house legal counsel at Covenant House, a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless teenagers. Following his Fellowship, Jay spent seven years practicing insurance law on behalf of Lloyds of London.
After graduating from Boston College in 1984 with a B.A. in English, Jay spent two years in the Boston College International Volunteer Program teaching English language and composition and public speaking. His memoir, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, about his years working and living at a Jamaican orphanage, is being published by Apprentice House, Inc., in 2013. Jay was a featured columnist for the New York Law Journal, where his column, The Art of Communication appeared regularly. As a freelance writer, he has been published in Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and The New York Times.