Julia E. Sullivan is an independent attorney and arbitrator with more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Sullivan chaired the Energy Regulation, Markets and Enforcement practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where she also served a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Energy & Transactions practice.
Ms. Sullivan has represented U.S. and international energy companies, investors, and public institutions in connection with mergers & acquisitions; asset purchase & sale agreements; loan agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction agreements; operating agreements; power purchase and sale agreements; LNG liquefaction agreements; electric transmission interconnection and service agreements; natural gas pipeline precedent agreements and service agreements; oil pipeline service agreements; energy market formation; energy trading; energy risk management; energy regulation; and commercial disputes. She has represented commercial entities in more than fifty litigated cases before judicial, administrative, and arbitral tribunals.
Ms. Sullivan teaches college and graduate courses on international arbitration and international energy policy. Recent appointments include International Black Sea University in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (Fall 2018), Berdyansk State Pedagogical Institution in Berdyansk, Ukraine (Fall 2016), and Lublin School of Technology in Lublin, Poland (October 2015). She is a Senior Lawyer at the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, and a Fulbright Specialist.
Ms. Sullivan a frequent speaker on energy industry developments, including, most recently, at the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law at the University of Dundee, Scotland (April 2018), the World Energy Conference in Rome, Italy (October 2017), and Zaporizhya National University in Zaporizhya, Ukraine (October 2016). She has been quoted in and published by leading industry publications, including Bloomberg, Law360, Platts Inside FERC, Electricity Journal, Oil & Gas Journal, Oil & Gas Monitor, among others.
Ms. Sullivan holds a JD in Law from American University in Washington, D.C. and an LLM in Trans-National Commercial Transactions from Lazarsky University in Warsaw, Poland.
Ms. Sullivan is a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators, and a Member of the ICC USA Arbitration Committee of the United States Council for International Business. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland.