Thomas Sullivan: Legend and Icon

You may separately read about his landmark accomplishments in criminal and civil litigation at Jenner & Block and as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Thomas P. Sullivan is a legend and icon in the legal community. In our interview, he shares personal reflections and wisdom. In this interview, you will be riveted by his stories of work resulting in new laws and rules on video recording of interrogations of criminal suspects. Hear his advice that lawyers engage in pro bono work not only because it is an obligation, but because it is meaningful and will leave a profound impact on the way you see and live your life. He also talks about being mentored by Bert Jenner on simple acts of civility and breaks the lawyer population into two types: those who stick to their principles of justice and those who will bend. Guess which kind he is.

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