Christopher R. Sullivan
Senior Associate

175 West Jackson Blvd. Suite 950, Chicago, IL USA 60604

Overview

Christopher Sullivan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. Christopher’s particular experience sets him apart from other complex commercial litigation attorneys. He is seasoned in extensive appellate litigation, trial practice, and government investigations. Christopher also assists in matters tending to antitrust laws, corporate disputes, and food law where he effectively counsels clients regarding policies, strategy, transactions, regulatory matters, and compliance protocols.

Prior to joining the firm, Christopher was an associate in the Chicago, Illinois office of a well-established litigation law firm where he concentrated his practice on complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, antitrust litigation, and labor and employment law. Previously, Christopher served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois for more than six years where he tried numerous trials to verdict, handled criminal and civil appeals, and conducted complex investigations with state and federal law enforcement.

Before launching his legal career, Christopher worked as a Communications and Political Affairs Specialist for a mayoral election campaign in New York City and as an Assignment Editor covering legal news, world sports, and politics in the New York City office of a multinational cable news channel.

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Experience

Represented multinational food and beverage distributor in overseas business reorganization and U.S. regulatory compliance matters.

Defended board of Midwest based snack food manufacturer in shareholder derivative litigation following sale of subsidiary.

Defended healthcare company in defense of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) Claim by defeating class action certification and settling for 1/8 of original demand.

Represented social media app in BIPA claim successfully defeating claim at motion to dismiss stage.

Defended publicly traded technology sales company in Western District of Oklahoma securing significantly reduced settlement agreement following summary judgment briefing.

Defended nationwide REIT in lease dispute resulting in the award of nominal damages against client by a Cook County jury.

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Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law J.D. (2013) with honors

Fordham University B.A., History and Economics (2009) with honors

Admissions

Illinois (2013)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional & Community Activities

Fenwick High School, Volunteer

Chicago District Golf Association, Volunteer

On the Tee for Autism, Volunteer

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