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Nicole A. Sullivan Partner

New York, NY | Direct 212.631.4420Fax 212.631.4429
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Nicole Sullivan represents national and international clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration of complex commercial and business disputes. Nicole advises clients on pre-litigation and early resolution of actions as well as e-discovery issues. She assists foreign and domestic companies with opening and operating their businesses in the United States. Nicole routinely acts as outside general counsel for these entities assisting with transactional, intellectual property, contracts, employment and other related legal issues. Her practice also includes multi-jurisdictional trust and estate litigation.

Representative Matters

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Represented a prominent CEO of an international sports organization in a $650 million fraud and business torts action
  • Represented an international spirits company in responding to discovery served in connection with an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission challenging a proposed billion dollar merger FTC action challenging a proposed multi-billion dollar merger
  • Represented a U.S. based petrochemical company in breach of contract and unfair competition disputes with Middle Eastern individuals and entities
  • Represented a U.S. based bridge manufacturer in an ICC arbitration involving an infrastructure project in Ghana
  • Represented an international transportation company in a breach of contract action involving a Sri Lankan agent
  • Represented a German private equity management firm in a Lanham Act case arising out of an unsuccessful U.S. joint venture
  • Represented a German food manufacturer in a case asserting allegations that its product contained an infectious bacteria
  • Represented an appliance manufacture in a consumer class action alleging that the manufacturer underreported energy consumption of its freezers in violation of federal and state laws
  • Represented a U.S. based biodiesel company in a breach of contract action
  • Represented a German insurer in a $25 million rescission action against one of the largest U.S. reinsurers
  • Monitoring counsel for an excess insurer with potential exposure from a product liability litigation with almost $500 million in damages resulting from long-term excessive use of a zinc containing denture adhesive product
  • Monitoring counsel for a $30 million negligence claim arising from a testing lab’s alleged failure to discover that a toy contained a “date rape” drug causing children to become comatose after ingestion
  • Represented the lead plaintiff in a consumer class action lawsuit against a wireless cell phone company related to its refusal to allow cancellation during the billing month after the contract period expired

Representative Outside General Counsel Matters

  • Represented a UK-based FinTech company in connection with its US launch
  • Represented an Irish based real estate start up in connection with its US launch
  • Represented a US-based start-up with an innovative marketing platform
  • Represented a UK rewards company operating with a sales team in the United States
  • Represented a French-based FinTech company in connection with its North American expansion
  • Represented an Indian-based broker-dealer in connection with its US launch
  • Represented an Irish Irish FinTech company in connection with its US launch
  • Represented an Irish software services company in connection with its US launch

Recognition & Involvement

Nicole is a Global Board member of Digital Irish, a non-profit organization of tech and digital media representatives from Ireland and Irish communities around the world. Its goal is to connect Digital Irish communities globally and to promote the expansion of Irish startups by providing access to resources and networking opportunities.


Bar and Court Admissions

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2001

State University of New York at Albany, BA, cum laude, 1997

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