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Thomas Sullivan

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Thomas J. Sullivan is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Sullivan's practice encompasses a broad range of commercial and product related litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has counseled and defended clients in a variety of industries in putative class actions, mass torts, and in other complex commercial litigation. He has represented numerous life sciences and health care companies in cases involving alleged fraud of state and federal health care programs under false claims act statutes (including qui tam provisions), lawsuits by State Attorneys General, consumer fraud litigation, products liability claims, disputes regarding collaboration and development agreements, real estate transactions, and indemnity obligations. Mr. Sullivan's work has often involved defending companies in putative class actions, including alleged claims for consumer fraud, breach of contract, invasion of privacy, antitrust and unfair competition, RICO, ERISA, product liability, and securities. A significant amount of his work has been in parallel with state and/or federal criminal investigations. He has also developed significant experience defending developers and financial institutions in commercial matters, as well as manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort matters, including in the role of national lead counsel. Mr. Sullivan has substantial trial experience in state and federal court. He has actively managed and coordinated all stages of pretrial preparation and proceedings, including numerous Daubert and Frye challenges. He is a member of the firm's class action and commercial litigation steering committees and is a frequent writer and lecturer on class action litigation, federal jurisdiction, and other complex litigation issues. For more information, view Mr. Sullivan's biography at


Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Sullivan served a federal clerkship with Judge Anita B. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sullivan is a member of various national and local bar associations, including the Philadelphia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania Inn of Court. He is also active in the firm's pro bono practice, and has handled professional responsibility and legal ethics matters. Mr. Sullivan is also a board member of several nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia area. He is also active in the firm's recruiting efforts.


Member, Defense Research Institute (Committees on Class Actions, Trial Tactics, Product Liability, and Commercial Litigation); Member, American Bar Association (Committees on Trial Practice, Class Action and Derivative Suits, Products Liability, and Mass Torts); Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Member, Philadelphia Bar Association (Professional Responsibility and Class Action Committees); Member, American Philosophical Association


University of Pennsylvania, 2003, Ph.D. (Philosophy); University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2001, J.D., Cum Laude; University of Reading, England, 1996, M.A. (Philosophy), With Highest Distinction; College of the Holy Cross, 1995, B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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