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Connor Sullivan is a litigation associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Firm’s Media, Entertainment, and Technology, Appellate and Constitutional Law, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.
Mr. Sullivan has litigated a broad range of complex civil and commercial disputes in both state and federal court, especially on behalf of media, entertainment, and technology clients. He has significant experience at the fact development and trial stage of litigation, including a multi-billion-dollar jury trial. He has filed merits, amicus, and certiorari-stage briefs before multiple federal courts of appeals, state appellate and supreme courts, and the United States Supreme Court. He also has experience in large-scale crisis management and cybersecurity response.
Mr. Sullivan has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as “One to Watch.”
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Sullivan was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC. At Williams & Connolly he specialized in defending news organizations in defamation actions, including one of the largest defamation suits ever tried. He was also involved in significant copyright, product liability, and breach of contract actions.
Mr. Sullivan clerked for the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable Katherine Polk Failla of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In the summer after law school, he served as what is now called a Phillips Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice.
Mr. Sullivan graduated from Yale Law School in 2013, where he was a director of the law school’s Supreme Court clinic, an editor of the Yale Law Journal, the Executive Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation, and a winner of the Morris Tyler Moot Court competition. He published an academic comment entitled A First Amendment Approach to Generic Drug Manufacturer Tort Liability, 123 Yale L.J. 495 (2013). Prior to law school, Mr. Sullivan was a strategy and operations consultant for McKinsey & Company. Mr. Sullivan graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 2008, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Sullivan is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Columbia.
Yale University - 2013 Juris Doctor
University of Virginia - 2008 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar