PeopleAlan L. Sullivan
Alan L. Sullivan

Alan L. Sullivan

PeopleAlan L. Sullivan

  • University of Utah (J.D., 1974)
    • Executive Board, Utah Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • Columbia College (B.A., with honors, 1969)

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow (1996-present)
    • Chair, Committee on Special Problems in the Administration of Justice (2008-2013)
    • State Chair (2000-2002)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (2011-present)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow (1998-present)
  • American Inns of Court, Member of Board of Trustees (2008-2011)
  • Utah Constitutional Revision Commission (1992-2003)
    • Chair (1999-2003)
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, President (1986)
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Procedure, Chair (1987-1999)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, Advisory Committee on Local Rules of Practice (1996-2007)
  • Utah Appellate Operations Task Force, Chair (1994-1995)

  • "The Training and Accreditation of Lawyers in the United States and the United Kingdom," Co-Author with Antonin Scalia and Deanell Tacha, American College of Trial Lawyers Anglo-American Exchange (September 2005)
  • "Strategies to Reduce the Cost and Delay of Civil Litigation in the U.S. Courts," Co-Author with Martin Feldman and Fletcher Yarborough, American College of Trial Lawyers Anglo-American Exchange (September 2005)
  • "The Utah Constitution's Open Courts Provision, What does it mean?" Utah State Bar, Constitutional Law Section (June 2000)
  • "Constitutional Revision Process in Utah," Rutgers University Center for State Constitutional Law (March 2000)
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Real Estate Litigation," Utah State Bar, Real Estate Section (February 2000)
  • "Proposed Changes to Utah's Discovery Rules," Utah State Bar Mid-Year Meeting (March 1999)
  • "Dynamics of a Preliminary Injunction Proceeding in a Scientific Trade Secrets Case," ALI/ABA Seminar on Antitrust/Intellectual Property Claims in High Technology Markets (March 1998)
  • "Examination of Fact Witnesses," Utah State Bar, Litigation Section Trial Academy (May 1998)
  • "Recent Limitations on Expert Testimony," University of Utah College of Law and Utah State Bar (May 1996)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, Mediation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation (1995-2020)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Litigation: General Commercial (2005-2019)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2007-2019)
    • Ranked No. 1 in Mountain West (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    • Top 10 (2012-2019)
    • Top 100 (2016, 2018-2019)
  • Utah's Legal Elite: Civil Litigation, Utah Business Magazine (2009-2019)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star – Utah, Antitrust, General Commercial, Health Care, Intellectual Property (2016-2018)
  • University of Utah Founders Day Award for service to the University and Community (2017)
  • Utah's 100 Most Influential People, Utah Business Magazine (2011)
  • Elaine R. "Boots" Fisher Award, Federal Bar Association (2011) (In recognition of exemplary community, public and charitable service)
  • Alumnus of the Year, University of Utah College of Law (2009)
  • Distinguished Lawyer of the Year, Utah State Bar (2001)
  • Outstanding Lawyer, Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter (2000)
  • Utah Judicial Council's 1999 Amicus Curiae Award, service to the courts

  • Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, Board of Directors (2005-2013)
  • University of Utah College of Law Alumni, Board of Trustees (2006-2011)
  • Utah Community Legal Center Campaign, Co-Chair (2001-2003)
  • And Justice for All campaign, Chair (1998-2001)
    • Establishing on-going private funding for Utah Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, and Disability Law Center

  • Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, Shareholder (1975-1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Law Clerk to Hon. David T. Lewis, Chief Judge(1974-1975)

  • Utah

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit