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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Erin K. Sullivan

Erin K. Sullivan

Partner

Expertise

  • Government Enforcement and Investigations
  • Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Defense

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Profile

Erin Sullivan has years of experience representing corporate and individual clients involved in investigations, prosecutions, and civil enforcement actions by federal and state government entities. She routinely conducts internal investigations, whether prompted by an existing government investigation or initiated internally for business or compliance reasons. Erin also counsels clients on an array of compliance issues, ranging from general compliance best practices to specific compliance with federal laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. sanctions and export control regimes.

Erin has represented clients in matters involving alleged criminal violations of the Title 18 fraud statues, FCPA, government procurement laws, tax laws, export control laws, healthcare laws, environmental laws, and securities laws, among others. She also represents clients facing civil investigation or enforcement action by regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. She has particularly extensive experience representing healthcare providers and government contractors defending allegations under the civil False Claims Act.

Erin has represented clients at trial, both criminal and civil. When proceeding to trial has not been the preferred course of action, she has negotiated settled resolutions, most often resulting in payments or penalties far below those originally sought by the enforcement agency in question. 

Erin clerked for Judge L. Scott Coogler and Judge Robert Propst in the Northern District of Alabama. Prior to her clerkship, she was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of an international law firm, where her practice focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Erin also participates in the D.C. Superior Court Pro Bono Program, which provides pro bono representation to clients facing criminal charges in D.C. Superior Court.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2008

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2007, cum laude
  • The Johns Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Master of International Public Policy, 2020, with distinction
  • Georgetown University, A.B., 2003, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser | False Claims Act and Qui Tam Defense | Government Enforcement and Investigations | International and Cross Border | Litigation

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