Trump Taps Ex-Mayer Brown Partner For Russia Ambassador

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 10:17 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump announced his intent Friday to nominate former Mayer Brown LLP partner and current Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan as the country's ambassador to Russia.

Trump announced his pick in a White House statement that noted Sullivan's two decades of experience in private law practice, most recently as co-chair of Mayer Brown's national security practice. Sullivan also clerked for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.

If confirmed, Sullivan will replace Jon Huntsman, who resigned in August.

Sullivan, also a former Bush administration official, has been deputy secretary of state since his confirmation in May 2017....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS