Cary Sullivan is a trial lawyer with in-depth experience in trade secrets, consumer class cases, products liability, and information management.
Cary has 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. Cary has tried multiple cases to verdict and has defeated numerous nationwide consumer class actions and federal racketeering cases.
Cary is 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 and consumer class context. He is a member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and is the New Lawyers Group coordinator for the Irvine Office.
- 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)
- Named a Southern California "Rising Star" by Los Angeles magazine
- Extern to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2003)