Erin Sullivan is a partner in Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations group. She represents corporate and individual clients involved in investigations, prosecutions, and civil enforcement actions brought by federal and state government entities. She routinely conducts internal investigations, whether prompted by an existing government investigation or initiated internally for business or compliance reasons. Erin also counsels clients on an array of compliance issues, ranging from general compliance best practices to specific compliance with federal laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. sanctions and export control regimes.
Erin has represented clients in matters involving alleged criminal violations of the Title 18 fraud statues, FCPA, government procurement laws, tax laws, export control laws, healthcare laws, environmental laws, and securities laws, among others. She also represents clients facing civil investigation or enforcement action by regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. She has particularly extensive experience defending clients against allegations under the False Claims Act and in criminal and civil FCPA investigations.
She has represented corporate and individual clients at trial, both criminal and civil. When proceeding to trial has not been the preferred course of action, she has negotiated settled resolutions, most often resulting in penalties far below those originally sought by the enforcement agency in question. She has achieved pre-trial dismissal of federal criminal charges, and has also successfully obtained dismissal of civil actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and by private litigants.
Erin clerked for Judge L. Scott Coogler and Judge Robert Propst in the Northern District of Alabama. Prior to her clerkship, she worked in the white collar practice group of an international firm, where she focused on the FCPA.
Erin participates in the D.C. Superior Court Pro Bono Program, which provides pro bono representation to clients facing criminal charges in D.C. Superior Court. In addition, she has successfully represented multiple clients pro bono in immigration matters. She sits on Bradley’s Pro Bono Committee and leads the firm’s pro bono efforts in the Washington, D.C. office.