• Appellate
Counsel
asullivan@ebbklaw.com
512.770.4040 (direct)
703.945.8654 (mobile)
877.851.6384 (fax)

111 Congress Avenue
Suite 2800
Austin, TX 78701

​USA


Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2007
   Forum Editor, Harvard Law Review

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2002 - 2003

   DAAD Deutschlandsjahr Fellow

Harvard College, B.A. Germanic Languages and Literatures, cum laude, 2002

Other language: Proficient in German


Admissions

Texas, 2010
District of Columbia, 2008​​​

  • "Understanding the 'Midway Position' in Halliburton," Law360, Mar. 14, 2014
  • "Beyond Say on Pay: The Latest Round of Executive Compensation Litigation – And Some Considerations on Defending Against It," Corporate Board Member, May 20, 2013 (co-author)
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Securities Class Action Plaintiffs Need Not Prove Materiality to Invoke the “Fraud-on-the-Market” Presumption for Class Certification," V&E Securities Litigation and Enforcement Update E-communication, February 27, 2013 (co-author)
  • "Say-on-Pay Lawsuits Losing Steam," Law360, July 10, 2012 (co-author)
  • “New Decision Creates Split in Southern District of New York Over Janus Decision,” V&E Securities Litigation and Enforcement Update E-communication, February 24, 2012 (co-author)
  • "A Basic Question: Is Materiality the Better Standard for Class Certification in Securities Fraud Lawsuits?," First published in Bloomberg Law Reports, February 13, 2012 (co-author)
  • "Another Face of Janus: Judge Scheindlin Holds Investment Manager Is Not Primarily Liable for Statements Made by Equity Fund," V&E Securities Litigation and Enforcement Update E-communication, October 21, 2011
  • "Could the Supreme Court’s Enforcement of Arbitration in Concepcion Reverberate in the Securities Litigation Sphere?," Securities Litigation Report, Volume 8, Issue 8, September 2011 (co-author)
  • "Could the Supreme Court's Enforcement of Arbitration in Concepcion Reverberate in the Securities Litigation Sphere?," V&E Securities Litigation Insights, Summer 2011 (co-author)
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Efforts to Expand Liability Under Section 10(b) and Holds That Persons Who Draft But Do Not Issue False Statements Cannot Be Liable," V&E Securities Litigation and Enforcement Update E-communication, June 13, 2011
  • "United States Supreme Court Rules That Loss Causation Is Not a Requirement for Class Certification in Securities Class Actions," V&E Securities Litigation and Enforcement Update E-communication, June 6, 2011 (co-author)
  • "District Courts Extend Twombly to Affirmative Defenses," Proof, Summer 2010 (co-author)
  • "Fifth Circuit Holds That Explicit Attribution Is Necessary for Section 10(b) Liability," V&E Securities Litigation and Enforcement E-communication, November 22, 2010 (co-author)
  • "District Courts Consider Whether to Extend Twombly to Affirmative Defenses," Antitrust News & Notes, March 2010 (co-author)
  • "Reforming the Food Safety System: What If Consolidation Isn’t Enough?" Harvard Law Review, 2007
  • "Weighing of Aggravating and Mitigating Factors: Kansas v. Marsh," Harvard Law Review, 2006
  • "Seventh Circuit Finds Implied Right of Action in Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: Jogi v. Voges," Harvard Law Review, 2006
Alithea Sullivan focuses on corporate and securities litigation, specifically the defense of public companies and executives in shareholder class actions and derivative suits. Her experience includes litigation arising out of mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary-duty claims, federal and state securities-law litigation, shareholder fraud suits, and general commercial disputes.
  • Complex Litigation
  • Securities

Practice Areas

Publications and Presentations


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