September 30, 2015
Weil Litigation Partner Diane Sullivan was recently profiled by Law360 as part of its inaugural list recognizing the top 50 trial attorneys in the country. The winners were selected based on the number of high-stakes trials they’ve worked on, the role they played at trial, and the trial outcome. According to Law360, those selected are “champions in the courtroom, leaders in their law firms and heroes to their clients. They’re the lawyers to call when losing is not an option.”
The profile touches on some of the many high-profile defense victories Ms. Sullivan has scored over the past decade, spanning mass tort cases to commercial disputes. A constant theme emphasized throughout the profile is her ability to effectively use a factual approach in her questioning and arguments, and to simplify complex issues and present them to juries in a way that is understandable. Peers and colleagues also note the passion she brings to her work.
Ms. Sullivan says that she always knew from the beginning of her career that she wanted to be a trial attorney. In describing her career so far, she commented: “It’s interesting, it’s exciting, it’s everything I’d hoped it would be and more. And I’m hoping the best is yet to come over the next half of my career.”