Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. has announced that Judith Joan Sullivan has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Corporate & Securities Group. Ms. Sullivan will also serve as chair of the International Business Department. She will divide her time between the firm’s New York and Newark, NJ offices.
A 25-year veteran of the New York and New Jersey legal communities, Ms. Sullivan focuses her practice on domestic and international commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, board governance, shareholder rights, securities law, and private equity investments. She has extensive experience representing clients, including high profile international corporations, in connection with venture capital transactions, corporate restructurings and international commercial disputes, and for her banking clients, substantial lending transactions in the private offering and asset-based lending fields.
Lately, her multinational clients’ needs have focused increasingly on protecting and maximizing their intellectual property assets, and Ms. Sullivan has provided extensive counsel on this front. Ms. Sullivan serves a broad range of industries, including private equity, airline, manufacturing, publishing, service, banking, retail, entertainment, software and real estate. Her international clients are headquartered in Northern Europe, including Iceland and the United Kingdom, as well as in Australia, the Middle East and the Far East, and elsewhere. Many of her clients are Fortune 250, and in some instances Fortune 50. At any given time, she is responsible for the United States’ legal needs for her clients’ nine figure investments. She has sat on the boards for private companies with employees in excess of 4,000.
Ms. Sullivan served as vice chair of the American Bar Association's International Law Section for the years 2009 - 2010. From 2005 - 2007, she was the president of the Transatlantic Business Council, an independent not-for-profit international trade association. A frequent speaker and prolific writer in her areas of legal expertise, she has taught Remedies and Commercial Law for five years as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University Law School.
Ms. Sullivan participates in various charities in Europe and in the New York/New Jersey area, including the Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Liberty Science Center Museum, Carnegie Hall, and various mental health clinics and hospitals. She is the president and founder of Ramapough Conservancy, a non-profit corporation focused on land and cultural preservation for the Ramapo Mountains and its resident Native American Indian tribe, the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation.
Ms. Sullivan is admitted to practice law in New York, Florida, New Jersey and the District of Columbia and before several major federal circuit and district courts.