Rebecca Sullivan




J.D. Georgetown University (2007)
A.B. Dartmouth College (2003)

Bar Admissions

State Admissions
• Washington

Federal Court
• Western District of Washington

International Admissions
• Republic of Palau

Bar Admissions

• The US District Court for the State of Washington

Rebecca Sullivan


Rebecca is an experienced litigator and international lawyer, most recently serving as the senior felony prosecutor for the Republic of Palau, where she conducted successful trials for crimes ranging from murder to human trafficking. She also worked in Uganda and South Korea.

In the U.S., Rebecca litigated 9/11 cases in New York City and did complex class action and insurance coverage work in Seattle. She was also a public defender for five years. She is possibly more comfortable in a courtroom than out.

Rebecca loves travel, poetry and novels, history, sports, and animals. Particularly dangerous ones. She earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in history, also studying philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and art history at the British Institute in Florence, Italy. She earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center, focusing on international law.

Honors and Awards

CALI Award in Comparative Commercial Law
Highest Grade Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
Best Appellate Brief AwardBest Oralist Award in Appellate Arguments
Joseph M. Livermore Service Award for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Professional Licenses

Washington State Managing Real Estate Broker

Notable Cases

1501 1st Ave. N v. Branfman, Cai, et al.

Complex EB-5 and Dissenter’s Rights Litigation and Trial.

Jeff represented 23 minority shareholders from China and Japan in an 8-day trial against American Life, Inc., the nation’s largest EB-5 developer. This was a trial of first impression in Washington. In conjunction with co-counsel, Jeff took the case to verdict, winning over $21 million for his clients.

Leek v. Wang, McDuffie, et al.

Complex Corporate Litigation and Trial

Jeff represented one of the Defendants, a renowned cybersecurity expert and owner of a multinational cybersecurity company. Plaintiff claimed Breach of Contract, Breach of Partnership, Breach of Duty as Partners, Contract Implied in Law, Contract Implied in Fact, Willful Refusal to Pay Wages, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentionally Misrepresentation, and a host of other claims. After a 4-day trial, the court dismissed all claims against Jeff’s client.

In. Re. Estate of Pinto

Complex Probate Litigation and Trial

A week-long trial where Jeff successfully represented one of the estate beneficiaries, securing a near $1 million total verdict for his client and the return of an invaluable family heirloom.

Vo v. Huynh

Complex Family and Business Litigation and Trial

A highly contentious divorce where Jeff represented the wife. The husband owned and operated a multi-million dollar telecommunication business, and throughout litigation, concealed and wasted vast amounts of community assets. Jeff moved the court to appoint a Receiver, who wound up the business. Jeff secured approximately $400,000 in sanctions against the husband prior to trial. The trial court awarded Jeff’s client all the assets and businesses concealed by the opposing party, in addition to attorney fees.

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