Michael Sullivan

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Washington, DC

Previous Experience

  • Associate General Counsel, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Assistant Vice President for Market Regulation, Nasdaq-Liffe Markets
  • Staff Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Staff Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, SEC
  • Counsel, American General Corp.
  • Associate, Berman, DeValerio & Pease

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Michael Sullivan

Managing Director

Michael specializes in corporate governance and securities-related regulatory, compliance, and enforcement issues.


Michael previously served as associate general counsel to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, where he provided advice and counsel to board members and staff regarding applicable laws and regulations. As assistant vice president for market regulation at Nasdaq-Liffe Markets, he was responsible for assisting in the design, implementation, and management of all aspects of the regulatory and compliance policies and programs for a new electronic-trading market for futures contracts on equity securities and other financial instruments. He has also served as an attorney in the office of the general counsel and division of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as counsel for American General Corp., and as an associate at Berman, DeValerio & Pease.


  • J.D. and M.B.A., Northeastern University
  • B.A., political science and business, Villanova University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

Representative Engagements

  • Devised governance, compliance, supervisory, and risk management frameworks for entities regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Performed numerous corporate governance, compliance, and control reviews, including for boards and management of securities firms.

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