Judge Richard Sullivan is President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from New York.
Current Position: U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York (New York, NY)
- B.A., College of William & Mary (1986)
- J.D., Yale Law School (1990)
Judicial Clerkships: Judge David Ebel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1990-91)
- 1991-1994: Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP (New York, NY)
- 1994-2005: Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (New York, NY)
- 2005-2007: Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, Marsh Inc. (New York, NY)
- 2007-Present: U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York (New York, NY)
- President George W. Bush nominated Sullivan to be a U.S. District Judge in 2007, and he was confirmed by a vote of 99-0.
- As a federal prosecutor, Sullivan served as Chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit and oversaw the prosecution of major drug rings.
- Sullivan prosecuted Mario Villanueva Madrid, a major drug trafficker who was the Governor of the Mexican State of Quintana Roo.
- Prosecutor of the Year, Federal Law Enforcement Association (1998); Henry L. Stimson Medal, New York City Bar Association (2003)
- Judge Sullivan is an Adjunct Professor and Fordham University Law School and Columbia Law School, and teaches classes on White Collar Crime, Trial Advocacy, and Sentencing.
- He is a frequent speaker and panelist at Federalist Society events and also serves on the executive board for the New York American Inn of Court.
- Judge Sullivan is originally from Manhasset, New York and is a graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York.