Richard L. Sullivan areas of interest include police misconduct and false arrest, First Amendment law, criminal defense, and appellate practice.
Prior to joining as Of Counsel, Mr. Sullivan served for two years in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, where he gained insight into the investigation and prosecution of narcotics and weapons crimes, including search warrant executions, undercover “buy and bust” cases, and automobile stops.
Mr. Sullivan also spent three years in the Appeals Bureau of the prestigious Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he gained expertise in New York criminal procedure, while writing and arguing extensively before New York’s appellate courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Sullivan received his B.A. from New York University, where he majored in English, Philosophy, and Classical Civilization, and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. While at Boston University School of Law, Mr. Sullivan participated in the Criminal Law clinic and was an article editor of the BUSL International Law Journal. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the New York City Policing Roundtable, and has served as a volunteer judge in a variety of moot court competitions from high school to law school level. Mr. Sullivan is admitted to state and federal practice in New York.