|Advisory Board Member|
| Litigator: Yes|
| Practice Description: |
Peter Sullivan practices in trial and litigation of complex professional liability and commercial litigation cases, including actions against accountants and attorneys, director and officer liability and coverage cases, consumer class action cases and breach of contract cases.
Mr. Sullivan also focuses on lender liability suits, real estate litigation, UCC litigation, state and federal securities law claims, RICO claims, business tort litigation and common law fraud actions.
U.S. District Court, Northern (1983) Central (1996) and Southern (1994) Districts of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar - Northern District of Illinois (1983)
U.S. District Courts, Western (1993) and Eastern (1986) Districts of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (1989)
U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2001)
Year of Birth: 1958
Law School: Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement: with honors
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1980
Mr. Sullivan joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in May 1983. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and is a regional director of litigation for the firm's Chicago-Metro area offices.
Mr. Sullivan is active in the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
Published Legal Writing: Publications and Presentations:
Mr. Sullivan's publications and presentations include:
"Potential Defenses in Claims Against Accountants," ABA Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Professionals', Officers' & Directors' Liability Committee, 2001.
"Bankruptcy & Accountants' Malpractice Claims," Outline and Presentation to CNA, 2001.
"IICLE, 2001 Supplement to Chapter on Accountants' Liability," co-author, Potential Defenses In Claims Against Accountants Arising Out of Embezzlements, Paper and Speech presented at ADN Annual Seminar, 2000.
"Liability of Accountants in Tax Engagements," Paper and Speech presented to American Express, 2000.
"Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)," co-author, Outline and Speech presented to Westport Ins. Co., April 2000.
"Rules and Standards for Expert Witness Engagements, Outline and Speech given at Crowe Chizek CPE Program on Litigation Services, 1999.
"CPA Liability for Elder Care Services," co-authored, 1999.
"Preventing Malpractice," Paper and Speech given at CNA Accountants' Defense Network Seminar, 1997.
"Chapter on Liability of Accountants," IICLE, 1997.
"Liability of Accountants on Tax Engagements," paper and presentation given to Accounting Group International, 1997.
"Insurance Broker's - Are they Agents of the Insurer or the Insured, or Both?" Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP Insurer Symposium, Paper and Speech, 1995.
"Accountant's Liability," Presentation given to CPA Roundtable, 1995.
"Liability of Accountants on Tax Engagements," Speech and Paper, Annual Tax Conference, Illinois CPA Society, 1995.
"Liability of Accountants - Legal Update," Speech and Paper, Risk Management Conference, Illinois Society of CPA's, 1995.
"Fidelity Bond Coverage for an Insured's Legal Liability to a Third Party," paper, Chicago Surety Claims Association, 1994.
"What Happens When the Suit Comes In?" Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Insurer Symposium, Directors & Officers, 1994.
"What to Expect from Your D&O Policy," co-author, BCS Professional Liability Conference, 1993.
"Recent Developments on The Preemptive Effect of Section 155 of The Illinois Insurance Code," paper, Chicago Surety Claims Association, 1993.
"Resolving Disputes Outside of Litigation Through Arbitration or Mediation," Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Insurer Symposium, 1992.
"Defense of Claims Against Directors and Officers," co-author, DRI Symposium on Litigation involving Accountants, Directors and Officers and Failed Financial Institutions, 1992.
"Accountants," co-author, IICLE, Professional Liability, 1991.
"Subrogation Against Accountants," DRI Publication, 1991.
"General Principles of Subrogation by Fidelity Insurers," DRI Publication, 1991.
"Subrogation Rights of Fidelity Carriers," DRI Publication, 1990.
"Dealing with the Bankrupt Principal," co-author, paper submitted at Eagle Lodge Bond Claims Seminar in September 1990.
"Subrogation Rights of Fidelity Carriers Against Directors and Officers and Other Financial Institutions," co-author, paper submitted at annual meeting of IADC in New York, 1989.
"Defending RICO claims," co-author, Defense Research Institute Journal, November 1986.
"Accountant's Malpractice Supplement," co-author, IICLE, 1985.
"Use of RICO in Subrogation Claims," co-author, Defense Research Institute Journal, 1985.
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