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Michael A. Sullivan

Michael A. Sullivan

30+ Years of Successes in Complex Cases--with Highest Ethical Standards
  • Health Care Law, Securities Law, Business Law ...
  • Georgia
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Recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America," Michael A. Sullivan is a former federal prosecutor with 35+ years of legal experience in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and criminal prosecutions. He recently served as Counsel to the Volkswagen AG Independent Compliance Monitor Larry D. Thompson. He also advises clients in the U.S. and abroad on compliance with U.S. laws.

He also has successfully tried complex cases for individuals and companies, including cases of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, other business disputes, and serious personal injury.

In whistleblower cases, he represents qui tam whistleblowers in cases under the False Claims Act, as well as SEC Whistleblowers, FCPA Whistleblowers, CFTC Whistleblowers, and IRS Whistleblowers.

Mr. Sullivan was co-counsel to Relators in two of the largest health care fraud qui tam recoveries in recent years: (1) the $465 million settlement by Mylan, Inc. in 2017 for erroneously classifying its patented, brand name drug EpiPen as a generic drug; and (2) the groundbreaking case that authorized use of statistical sampling to prove elements of FCA liability and damages, United States ex rel. Glenda Martin v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc. (E.D. TN), which in 2016 produced the largest health care fraud settlement in history against a skilled nursing facility chain.

Since the December 2006 beginning of the new IRS Whistleblower Program, Mr. Sullivan has also represented IRS whistleblowers in submissions totaling billions of dollars. He has also worked with the IRS Whistleblower Office staff in presenting programs on best practices in pursuing IRS Whistleblower claims.

In 2009 and again in 2010, Mr. Sullivan was consulted by staff members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to discuss how the new SEC Whistleblower and CFTC Whistleblower Programs should operate.

He also conducts and supervises internal investigations for clients with business integrity issues.

Practice Areas
Health Care Law
Securities Law
Business Law
Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Whistleblower-False Claims Act (Qui Tam litigation)
  • Whistleblower-SEC Whistleblower and CFTC Whistleblower claims
  • Whistleblower-IRS Whistleblower claims
  • Whistleblower-Employment Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Various Federal Courts
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  • English
Professional Experience
Finch McCranie, LLP
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Main Site
Associate Independent Counsel in HUD Investigation/Prosecution
U.S. Office of Independent Counsel, Washington, D.C.
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Bureau of Economic Analysis
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1984) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif
Activities: Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review 1983-1984
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Top Verdict in 2014
ALM/Daily Report
Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America
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Super Lawyer
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AV Preeminent (Highest) Rating
Professional Associations
Taxpayers Against Fraud
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Atlanta Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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American Inns of Court
Master, Bleckley Inn
Activities: American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Taxation; Criminal Justice/White Collar Crime; Health Law; Litigation); State Bar of Georgia; Taxpayers Against Fraud (Presenter, 2007-2011). Co-Founder, Whistleblower Law Symposium.
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Articles & Publications
The IRS Whistleblower Program: Updated Summary for Lawyers with Tax Whistleblower Claims
National Employment Lawyers Association
"A 'False Claims Act' Is Finally Enacted in Georgia"
Georgia Bar Journal
"New State 'False Claims Acts': An Executive Summary for Compliance Professionals"
Health Care Compliance Association's Compliance Today
"IRS Whistleblower Workshop,"
Taxpayers Against Fraud Annual Conference
"New State 'False Claims Acts': An Executive Summary for Compliance Professionals"
Health Care Compliance Association's Compliance Today
Speaking Engagements
Fiduciary Negligence
Trial Techniques in Product Liability Cases
Overlooked Theories of Liability
ICLE of Georgia
Best Lawyers in U.S.
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Super Lawyers
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Websites & Blogs
Michael Sullivan's Website Profile
Finch McCranie, LLP Website
Trial Attorney Blog
Whistleblower Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Finch McCranie, LLP
229 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Toll-Free: (800) 228-9159
Telephone: (404) 658-9070
Fax: (404) 688-0649