Dan Sullivan has 25 years of experience litigating and trying a diverse range of cases on behalf of corporate and institutional clients. He represents insurance companies in complex insurance coverage and extra-contractual claims litigation. He has been counsel for insurers in significant cases arising from the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and catastrophic fires and explosions. He has litigated cases involving losses to residences and businesses arising from mold contamination and construction defects, as well as claims under boiler and machinery and builders risk policies. He currently coordinates coverage advice and litigation regarding claims for damages associated with Chinese-made drywall for a major insurer. He represented a commercial property insurer in litigation involving a $100 million property insurance claim by a publicly traded company for claimed losses arising from an arson fire. He also served as part of the trial team in a multimillion-dollar Hurricane Katrina coverage and bad faith case tried to verdict in federal court in New Orleans, and represented an insurance carrier in coverage litigation initiated by a major Roman Catholic archdiocese seeking coverage for a multimillion-dollar settlement with alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse.
Dan was a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law for ten years, where he developed and taught a graduate-level course in property insurance law. He speaks on insurance and litigation-related issues to bar and industry organizations and provides in-house training sessions to insurance company personnel on coverage issues and trial tactics.
Dan received his J.D., with high honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was in the Order of the Coif and his B.A. in history, with distinction, from The George Washington University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.