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Hon. Richard J. Sullivan

Hon. Richard J. Sullivan

United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Judge
New York, NY, USA


Richard J. Sullivan was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York in August 2007.  Prior to becoming a judge, he served as the General Counsel and Managing Director of Marsh Inc., the world's leading risk management and insurance brokerage firm.  From 1994 to 2005, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was Chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit and Director of the New York/New Jersey Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.  In 2003, he was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  In 1998, he was named the Federal Law Enforcement Association’s Prosecutor of the Year.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and a law clerk to the Honorable David M. Ebel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.  He is a graduate of Yale Law School, the College of William & Mary, and Chaminade High School on Long Island.  From 1986 to 1987, he served as a New York City Urban Fellow under New York City Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward.  Judge Sullivan is on the executive board of the New York American Inn of Court and the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University School of Law.  He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses on sentencing and jurisprudence, and he previously served as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where he taught courses on white collar crime and trial advocacy and was named Adjunct Professor of the Year.
Hon. Richard J. Sullivan is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Opening Statement: Charting a Path to Victory - Trial by Jury 2016, Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The Opening Statement: Charting a Path to Victory - Trial by Jury 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Delivering a Persuasive Opening Statement - Trial by Jury 2016, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials - White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Civility Issues in Litigation - Judges' Pet Peeves 2017: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Judicial Pet Peeves in Civil Litigation - Judges' Pet Peeves 2017: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Delivering a Persuasive Opening Statement - Delivering a Persuasive Opening Statement, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials - Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Civility Issues in Litigation - Civility Issues in Litigation , Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Judicial Pet Peeves in Civil Litigation - Judicial Pet Peeves in Civil Litigation , Tuesday, October 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Delivering a Persuasive Opening Statement - Delivering a Persuasive Opening Statement, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials - Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Civility Issues in Litigation - Civility Issues in Litigation , Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Judicial Pet Peeves in Civil Litigation - Judicial Pet Peeves in Civil Litigation , Tuesday, October 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Trial by Jury 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Saturday, October 07, 2017, New York, NY
Judges' Pet Peeves 2017: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, Thursday, October 26, 2017, New York, NY
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