Lindsey Sullivan focuses her practice on securities enforcement matters, including representing investment advisers in connection with Securities & Exchange Commission examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions. Lindsey also has significant experience assisting companies in responding to a wide range of legal issues resulting from data security breaches, including responding to regulators and class action plaintiffs, as well as overseeing forensic investigations and preservation efforts. She has also assisted companies regarding compliance with anti-corruption laws and U.S. export control and economic sanction regulations.
Prior to joining the firm, Lindsey served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marvin E. Aspen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
- Counseled numerous investment advisers and fund managers in connection with SEC examinations and enforcement matters, including responses to exams, deficiency letters, and investigative subpoenas.
- Represented international financial services firms, hedge funds, and individual traders in SEC, CFTC, and CME investigations into trading activities.
- Represented major chain in defending against all third-party claims arising from a payment card incident.
- Represented major retailer in responding to card brand inquiries stemming from a data security breach.
- Assisted with the creation and execution of preservation and collection strategies following high-profile data breach.
- Assisted Criminal Justice Act appointed counsel in representation of criminal defendant charged with conspiracy, including at jury trial and appeal to Second Circuit.
- Represented groups of professional economists and law scholars as amici curiae to Supreme Court in two key immigration cases.
- Co-author, “2nd Circ. Throws Wrench Into FCPA Enforcement,” Law360 (August 11, 2017)
- Co-author, “High Hurdles Faced by Data Security Breach Shareholder Derivative Plaintiffs,” Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Law Report (May 2017)
- Seth Harrington, David Cohen and Lindsey Sullivan, “Practical Tips for In-House Counsel From Recent Private Data Security Breach Litigation,” Bloomberg BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report (September 13, 2016)
- Mark Szpak, Seth Harrington and Lindsey Sullivan, “Cyberattack Risk: Not Just For Personal Data,” Boston Bar Journal (October 21, 2015)
- Laura Hoey, Jonathan Schmidt, Lindsey Sullivan and Justin Van Etten, “Privacy and Data Security Enforcement: The SEC is Getting in on the Action,” Ropes & Gray Article, republished with permission from PLI (April 2015)