President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of New York to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Sullivan’s pick came in a wave of judicial nominees announced by the White House on Thursday, including for positions on the Fourth Circuit, district courts in Florida and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Sullivan, first nominated to the district court by President George W. Bush, has served in the Southern District since 2007.
Previously, Sullivan was general counsel and managing director of Marsh Inc., an insurance brokerage and risk advisory subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos. Sullivan had served for 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District U.S. Attorney’s Office. Here, he was chief of the office’s International Narcotics Trafficking Unit. He was also director of the New York-New Jersey Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and chief of the Narcotics Unit.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Sullivan was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focused on securities litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations. Sullivan earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.