Mallory SullivanSenior Associate
Mallory Sullivan, a Senior Associate, focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, business litigation, and insurance defense litigation.
Prior to joining Chepenik Trushin LLP, Ms. Sullivan practiced in the New York City and Fort Lauderdale offices of a national defense firm, litigating cases in both jurisdictions. She has handled cases from inception through appeal, and notably, has procured defense verdicts in jury trials on behalf of clients in Broward County. In addition to being licensed in Florida and New York, Ms. Sullivan is also licensed in South Carolina and Washington DC. In addition to state courts, she is admitted to the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida; the Middle District of Florida; the Southern District of New York; and the Eastern District of New York, as well as the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Ms. Sullivan graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee School of Law (2012) where she was on the Washington and Lee Law Review; a Burks Scholar; the recipient of a full merit scholarship; published a Note; clerked for a justice of the Virginia Supreme Court; and was awarded a grant for pro bono work as a Washington and Lee Post-Graduate Fellow. As Symposium Editor of the Law Review, she oversaw all aspects of a multi-day conference on Regulation in the Fringe Economy and managed the editing of an Issue of the Law Review.
Prior to law school, Ms. Sullivan graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University (2009) with a degree in Business and a minor in Anthropology. At Wake Forest, she was a Pro Humanitate Scholar; a Heritage Scholar; a member of the Mortar Board, Delta Phi Alpha, and Lambda Alpha Honor Societies; and an ACC Scholar Athlete. During college, Ms. Sullivan studied abroad in Vienna, Austria; completed a funded research project on Roatán Island, Honduras; was a cheerleader and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; and volunteered with the Big Brother Big Sister program.
Ms. Sullivan's publications include When the Bezzle Bursts: Restitutionary Distribution of Assets After Ponzi Schemes Enter Bankruptcy, 68 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1589 (2011).
Outside of law, Ms. Sullivan is an avid traveler and scuba diver, having visited over 50 countries and holding her professional certification as a PADI Divemaster. Locally, she volunteers as a poll watcher for elections and has fostered multiple animals for rescue groups.