Mark S. Sullivan
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Mark S. Sullivan

Partner
sullivan.mark@dorsey.com

Overview

MARK BRINGS OVER THIRTY YEARS OF LITIGATION EXPERIENCE TO THE PRACTICAL AND PRAGMATIC RESOLUTION OF COMPLEX BUSINESS DISPUTES.

Mark is a partner in Dorsey’s Trial Group and has represented clients at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 25 jury trials. He represents clients in a broad variety of matters including complex commercial litigation, financial services litigation and intellectual property litigation. Mark served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office from 1984-1989.

Mark serves as the chair of the firm’s Professional Personnel Committee, which evaluates non-partner professionals.

Education & Admissions

Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1984), Managing Editor, Brooklyn J. Int’l Law

Dartmouth College (A.B., English, 1980)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Experience

  • Seijas v. Republic of Argentina and Banco de la Nación Argentina, 2012 WL 5259030 (2d Cir. 2012) (lead counsel on behalf of Argentine bank in defense of Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act action argued before and upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)
  • Figuerido v. Republic of Peru, 665 F.3d 384 (2d Cir. 2011) (co-counsel for the Republic of Peru in obtaining reversal on appeal dismissing action to enforce an arbitration award pursuant to the Panama Convention)
  • EM Ltd. and NML Capital, Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina and Banco de la Nación Argentina, 2009 WL 3149601 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2009) (lead counsel in defense of Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act action)
  • Rosales v. Transameria Merchant International (Supreme Court, New York County 2008) (lead trial counsel in obtaining defense verdict in favor of Chilean investment firm)
  • Osteotech, Inc. v. GenSci OrthoBiologics, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2001) (co-trial counsel to plaintiff in patent infringement action resulting in damages award of $17.5 million in a jury trial; IP Worldwide listed the verdict as one of the ten largest IP jury verdicts in 2001)
  • NSN International Industries v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours (lead trial counsel in defense of trade secret action)
  • Organizacion JD v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Banco Atlantico et al., 18 F.3d 91 (2d Cir. 1994)  (lead counsel in defense of financial institution in an action brought pursuant to the Right to Financial Privacy Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act)
  • Manufacturas Int’l v. Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., 47 F.3d 1159 (2d Cir. 1995) (lead counsel in defense of financial institution in an action brought pursuant to the Right to Financial Privacy Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act)
  • Meridien International Bank v. The Government of the Republic of Liberia (lead counsel in action against The Government of Liberia involving, inter alia, The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act)
  • Bayside International Corp. v. Banco Caldas (C.D. Cal. 1995) (lead trial counsel in obtaining defense verdict after trial in lender liability action)
  • Pike v. Avon Products (Supreme Court, New York County) (lead trial counsel in defense of breach of contract action in jury trial)
  • Fitzgerald v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (Supreme Court, New York County) (lead trial counsel in defense of lender liability action in jury trial)

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Foreign Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Latin America
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Accolades

  • Dorsey Partner of the Year 2006
  • Recipient of the 2005 Scales of Justice Award for pro bono service
Mark S. Sullivan