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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
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Nevada
  • 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