Michael Sullivan, an expert in health care, government program fraud, corporate compliance and ethics, corruption, and corporate security, has extensive policy and regulatory experience. A lawyer for more than 20 years, 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 chaired of the Health Care Fraud Working Group as well as serving 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 and Firearms. 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 com- pensation, 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.
February 20, 2013 | News
Michael Sullivan needs 10,000 signatures by February 27th in order to run for the vacant Massachusetts Senate seat.
February 14, 2013 | Announcements
Former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan Considers U.S. Senate Run, Announces Grassroots Effort to Gather Signatures
February 04, 2013 | Announcements
Partner of Ashcroft Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, will be a keynote speaker at the PHI Protection Network's Understanding the Complexities of PHI Privacy and Security: Turning PHI Security Into a Competitive Advantage event March 12-13, 2013 in Boston, MA.