Cary Sullivan is a trial lawyer with in-depth experience in trade secrets, consumer class cases, products liability, and information management.
Cary has more than 20 years of experience representing public and private companies and individuals in the financial, technology, payment processing, pharmaceutical, health care, spirits, construction, manufacturing, and energy industries. He has advised boards in derivative litigation and internal investigations and has represented directors and officers in a variety of related proceedings. Cary has represented companies in trade secret disputes around the globe, including multibillion dollar disputes and cases that have helped define the limits of extraterritorial application of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Cary has tried numerous cases to verdict in federal and state courts and in arbitration forums across the country, and he has defeated numerous nationwide consumer class actions and federal racketeering cases.
Cary has been recognized as a "Practice Head" in Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters), Tier 1, by The Legal 500 US. He is also a coauthor of Trade Secret Litigation & Protection: A Practice Guide to the DTSA and the CUTSA and is frequently asked to speak or write about developments in the trade secret or consumer class context. He is a member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and is the business development partner for the Irvine Office.
9th Circuit continues to enforce well-crafted arbitration agreements, Daily Journal
- April 2022
Trade Secret Litigation & Protection: A Practice Guide to the DTSA and the CUTSA, coauthor, California Lawyers Association, Treatise
- University of San Diego (J.D. 2003); Oregon State University (B.A. in Psychology cum laude 1997)
Legal 500 US: "Practice Head" in Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters), Tier 1
Super Lawyers: Southern California "Rising Star"
- Extern to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2003)