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Eugene R. Sullivan II

Eugene R. Sullivan II is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Sullivan represents businesses and individuals facing investigation by federal and state law enforcement authorities and provides counsel on compliance and control issues. He has guided clients through a host of challenges. For example, he has:

  • served as counsel to a court-appointed monitor reviewing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance issues in the global operations of a Fortune 100 company
  • served on the investigative team of the independent, internal investigation of recently publicized allegations of sexual abuse at the facilities of a major university and the alleged failure of the university’s personnel to report such sexual abuse to appropriate police and government authorities
  • conducted an internal investigation for an international governing body into allegations of bribery and corruption.
Mr. Sullivan also was a litigator at Howrey, LLP in its International Trade and Intellectual Property Litigation Division. He specialized in patent litigation in U.S. district courts and before the International Trade Commission under Section 1337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Mr. Sullivan also has worked in the London office of a global law firm where he specialized in U.K. and U.S. intellectual property litigation. He has represented multinational entities in disputes relating to infringement of intellectual property rights, protection of confidential information and licensing.

Mr. Sullivan’s publications include:

  • “The U.K. Bribery Act: Bolstering the Arsenal of Anti-Corruption Legislation,” Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder (Nov. 4, 2011, Vol. 26 No. 24)
  • “In Search of John Doe: Piercing the Veil of Anonymity on the Internet,” Entertainment Law Review (January 2002)
  • “Lost in Cyberspace: A Closer Look at ISP Liability,” Entertainment Law Review (June 2001)
  • “Controlling Spam,” Electronic Business Law (June 2001)
  • “ISP Liability: RemarQable,” Copyright World (May 2001)
  • “The Festo Decision: Ripples Across the Pond,” The CIPA Journal (April 2001).

After graduation from the London School of Economics, Mr. Sullivan held judicial clerkships in London with Master Michael McKenzie, Q.C. of the Royal Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and with His Honor Judge Graham Boal, Q.C. of the Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey). After graduating from Columbia Law School, he served a judicial clerkship with Chief Judge H.R. Mayer in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Sullivan co-founded and was the first General Counsel of the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation, a nonprofit that provides college scholarships to the children of military members killed in action in the war against terrorism.

B.A. Duke University (history)
LL.B., upper second class honors, London School of Economics
LL.M. Columbia Law School

Master Michael McKenzie, Q.C., Royal Court of Appeal, London
His Honor Judge Graham Boal, Q.C., Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey), London
Chief Judge H.R. Mayer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

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Eugene R. Sullivan II
Phone: 202.220.1220
Fax: 202.220.1665
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Washington, D.C.

Practice Area(s)
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation

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