James Sullivan is a partner of the litigation firm Hollingsworth LLP. He represents corporate clients in federal and state trial courts throughout the country in mass tort, class action, and other complex litigation defense, and is a member of the firm’s appellate practice. Mr. Sullivan presently works primarily on litigation involving FDA-approved products and on environmental matters the Firm is handling.
Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Firm’s E-Discovery practice, which assists clients with electronic discovery by focusing on two critical areas: meeting a client’s discovery obligations and preparing a client’s defense in litigation. This includes providing strategic advice to clients in designing document retention, identification, and production protocols; working effectively with in-house counsel and outside vendors; and negotiating with opposing counsel on the scope, form, and timing of electronic discovery as well as the protection of confidential or privileged information. As we identify key custodians, develop protocols, and identify documents for production, we are simultaneously identifying key documents that will be used in case preparation, including depositions, motions practice, and trial.
Mr. Sullivan is an active member of The Sedona Conference working groups regarding e-discovery, protective orders, and confidentiality. In addition to his e-discovery experience with the Firm, Mr. Sullivan has completed intensive advanced training programs in e-discovery, including Georgetown University Law Center’s E-Discovery Training Academy and The Sedona Conference’s E-Discovery Negotiation Training program.
Prior to Hollingsworth LLP, Mr. Sullivan served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Myron H. Bright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Leonard N. Zito of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Wesleyan University.