Robert D. Sullivan Jr. Of Counsel




Robert Sullivan’s primary practice areas include product liability, environmental law and insurance coverage.

Product Liability
Robert’s product liability practice primarily involves defending foreign and domestic tire manufacturers in high-exposure matters. Specifically, he works with a partner as the foreign clients’ national counsel. Robert oversees local counsel’s handling of the claims and works directly with them on developing defense strategies; communicates with the client’s expert team on defense- and strategy-related issues; and develops approaches to deconstructing the plaintiffs’ expert opinions.

Robert’s environmental practice focuses on state and federal environmental litigation, administrative proceedings, compliance and real estate transactions. He has experience with matters under the jurisdiction of the main federal environmental statutes (CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, TSCA and FIFRA). Robert has also handled matters dealing with various state environmental statutes (e.g., New York Navigation Law). Additionally, he has counseled clients on environmentally related workplace issues under the regulation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Specifically, Robert has conducted numerous facility audits to advise clients on potential environmental and OSHA liability.

Insurance Coverage
Robert’s insurance coverage practice includes coverage analysis and coverage opinions for insurers and preparing coverage denial and reservation of rights letters. Robert also assesses potential exposure and litigates insurance-coverage lawsuits.