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Michael Sullivan, an expert in government investigations, corporate compliance and ethics, corruption, health care and corporate security, has extensive policy and regulatory experience. With over 20 years of legal experience, he has represented individuals and companies in both civil and criminal matters.

In 2001, Mr. Sullivan was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. While there, he created a National Security and Anti-Terrorism section and units devoted to computer crime, intellectual property theft and health care fraud. The District was a leader in combating health care fraud, recovering more than $4 billion—about half of the nation’s total recoveries. Mr. Sullivan also served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, serving as Chair of the Health Care Fraud Working Group and on the national security, civil rights, sentencing, violent crime, drugs, and cyber-crime subcommittees.

In addition to serving as U.S. Attorney, in 2006 the President appointed Mr. Sullivan Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF). He was nominated Director in 2007 and served until January 2009. As the BATF Director, Mr. Sullivan led the agency’s 5,000 employees who are charged with regulating firearms, investigating illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco, and preventing terrorism.

Mr. Sullivan was Plymouth County District Attorney from 1995 to 2001. He was a leader in the fight against child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse and closed a number of unsolved murders.

From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Sullivan served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he sat on the Education, Local Affairs, Commerce and Labor, Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight Committees and concentrated on restoring aid to local communities and education, worker’s compensation, and criminal justice reform.

Before government service, Mr. Sullivan was with the Gillette Company for 16 years, starting as a stock clerk and holding positions in human resource management, quality operations and Assistant to the President. He has also practiced law with McGovern & Sullivan, P.C. and Bolles
& Pritchard.

Mr. Sullivan received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

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February 28, 2014 | Thought Leadership

Ashcroft Law Firm Monthly Privacy and Data Protection Newsletter

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November 30, 2013 | Thought Leadership

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November 08, 2013 | Announcements

Mike Sullivan to headline Boston Bar Association event regarding Corporate Investigations-Nov 19th

The Boston Bar Association will discuss Corporate Investigations and Background Checks on Tuesday, November 19th. The Honorable Michael Sullivan to be a guest speaker.

October 31, 2013 | Thought Leadership

Ashcroft Law Firm Monthly Privacy and Data Protection Newsletter

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July 09, 2013 | News

Sutton and Sullivan on Boston Seeking the Death Penalty

"....I think jurors in a federal case would be very thoughtful and under the right circumstances would vote in favor of the death penalty," said Sullivan.

June 26, 2013 | News

Sullivan on Fox News

Sullivan comments on Aaron Hernandez developments

February 20, 2013 | News

Sullivan: I will run in special election as long as I get 10K signatures

Michael Sullivan needs 10,000 signatures by February 27th in order to run for the vacant Massachusetts Senate seat.

February 14, 2013 | Announcements

Michael Sullivan announces efforts to gather signatures for a place on the ballot

Former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan Considers U.S. Senate Run, Announces Grassroots Effort to Gather Signatures