December 7, 2022

Volume XII, Number 341

Thomas J. Sullivan

Thomas J. Sullivan is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Sullivan's practice encompasses a variety of product liability and commercial civil litigation in state and federal courts, with a focus on the defense of putative class actions, mass torts, and other complex, serial, and multijurisdictional product-related litigation. He has been involved in defending major U.S. and foreign corporations in complex litigation filed in federal and state courts concerning a wide variety of subjects, including product-related commercial litigation in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and tort litigation across several industries. He also has experience with class action litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud, RICO, and ERISA violations.

Tom has experience representing life sciences and healthcare companies in a variety of civil litigation, including cases alleging fraud of state and federal healthcare programs under false claims act statutes, violations of consumer fraud statutes, and State Attorney General actions, many of which relate to parallel criminal and regulatory investigations. His practice also involves substantial commercial and business litigation, including disputes regarding collaboration and development agreements, real estate transactions, and indemnity, earn-out, and other post-acquisition issues. Tom has also handled several legal ethics and professional responsibility matters.

As a lead member of several trial teams in “bet-the-company” and other high-profile litigation, Tom manages and coordinates all stages of pretrial preparation and proceedings, develops trial strategy, prepares company and expert witnesses, argues evidentiary issues, and examines witnesses, including cross-examining adverse expert witnesses. He is also an experienced appellate advocate.

Tom is an active member of the firm’s Pro Bono practice, active in the firm’s recruiting efforts, and is a board member of several nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia area. He frequently writes and lectures on complex litigation issues such as class action litigation, product liability, and federal jurisdiction issues.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Thomas J. Sullivan