Julia E. Sullivan is an attorney in the United States, a solicitor in England and Wales, and an international arbitrator. She has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry.
Ms. Sullivan is a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Public Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a Member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, a Member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and a Member of the Hunt ADR Panel in the United Kingdom.
She is also a Senior Lawyer at the Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria), a Member of the ICC USA Arbitration Committee of the United States Council for International Business, a Member of the International Arbitration Institute (Paris, France), and a Member of the International Bar Association. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland.
Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Sullivan chaired the Energy Regulation, Markets and Enforcement practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where she also served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Energy & Transactions practice.
Ms. Sullivan holds a JD from American University; an LLM in International Business from Boston University; and an LLM in Trans-National Commercial Transactions from Lazarsky University in Warsaw, Poland. She is currently an LLM candidate in International Law at London School of Economics.
Adjunct Professor, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria(Spring 2021) (International Project Finance) (online)
Visiting Professor, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (Fall 2019) (International Energy Policy)
Visiting Professor, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (Fall 2018) (International Arbitration)
Visiting Professor, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University, Ukraine (Fall 2016) (International Energy Policy)
Visiting Professor, Lublin School of Technology, Lublin, Poland (Fall 2015) (Energy & Environmental Law)
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center (2001-2007) (Death Penalty Law)
Law Office of Julia E. Sullivan, LLC
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Equity Partner, 2011-2014
Chair, Energy Regulation, Markets & Enforcement Practice (2012 to 2014)
Steering Committee of the Global Energy & Transactions Practice (2013 to 2014)
Law Office of Julia E. Sullivan, LLC
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
Partner, Economic Litigation Department (1996-2003)
Associate, Economic Litigation Department (1994-1996)
McKenna & Cuneo
Associate, Antitrust Department
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher &Flom, LLP
Associate, Energy Department
LLM, International Law, London School of Economics, 2021
LLM, International Business,Boston University, 2020
LLM, Transnational Commercial Transactions, Lazarsky University (Poland), 2017
J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, summa cum laude, 1988
B.A., Political Science & English, Texas A&M University, cum laude, 1985
Certificate of Leader Development, National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College (2019)
England & Wales
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit
U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit
U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit
U.S.C.A. D.C. Circuit
Finance Monthly Global Award, 2019
Top Rated Lawyer for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
Top Utility Lawyer, Public Utilities Fortnightly, 2011
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