Expertise

Julia E. Sullivan is an independent attorney and arbitrator with more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Ms. Sullivan is a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and a panel member at Hunt ADR in the United Kingdom.

Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Sullivan chaired the Energy Regulation, Markets and Enforcement practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where she also served a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Energy & Transactions practice. She currently serves as a Council Member at Gerson Lehman Group, where she advises private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry.

Ms. Sullivan teaches college and graduate level courses on international arbitration and international energy policy. Recent appointments include Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (Fall 2019), International Black Sea University in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (Fall 2018), Berdyansk State Pedagogical Institution in Berdyansk, Ukraine (Fall 2016), and Lublin School of Technology in Lublin, Poland (October 2015). 

Ms. Sullivan is a frequent speaker on energy industry developments, including, most recently, at the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law at the University of Dundee, Scotland (April 2018), the World Energy Conference in Rome, Italy (October 2017), and Zaporizhya National University in Zaporizhya, Ukraine (October 2016). She has been quoted in and published by leading industry publications, including Bloomberg, Law360, Platts Inside FERC, Electricity Journal, Oil & Gas Journal, and Oil & Gas Monitor, among others.

Throughout her career, Ms. Sullivan has demonstrated a strong commitment to pro bono service, representing some of the most powerless members of our society, including wrongfully convicted death row prisoners and victims of domestic violence.

Ms. Sullivan holds a JD in Law from American University in Washington, D.C.; an LLM in International Business from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts; an LLM in Trans-National Commercial Transactions from Lazarsky University in Warsaw, Poland; and a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She is currently an LLM candidate at London School of Economics (International Law).

Ms. Sullivan is a Senior Lawyer at the Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) and a Member of the ICC USA Arbitration Committee of the United States Council for International Business. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland.