Andrew G. Sullivan concentrates in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Sullivan has experience litigating in both state and federal court, representing individuals and corporations in disputes involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, as well as business torts including unfair competition, fraud, tortious interference and breach of contract.
Mr. Sullivan served on a small trial team that secured a $940 million jury verdict on behalf of a medical software company, one of the largest trade secret verdicts in US history. He also served on a team that secured $130 million for an online real-estate website in a trade secret matter that settled on the first day of trial.
More recently, Mr. Sullivan helped Fox secure a victory when the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a Pennsylvania federal court’s dismissal of a copyright lawsuit alleging that the hit television show Empire infringed an earlier work. The published appellate decision clarifies the law in the Third Circuit for dismissal of copyright cases at the pleading stage.
Mr. Sullivan also maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently obtaining a favorable settlement for pro bono clients in a class action lawsuit challenging a California city’s discriminatory housing ordinances. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California honored Mr. Sullivan and other lawyers from the firm with its 2018 Homeless Rights Advocacy Award for their work on the case.
Mr. Sullivan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as a senior article editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. Prior to law school, he worked as an Associate Producer of national primetime programming at ABC News. Mr. Sullivan graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2007. He is admitted to practice in California.