Associate VP for Administration and General Counsel and Professor of Practice

Department of Finance
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office: Pamplin 2114
Phone: 540-231-2875
Fax: 540-231-3155


Spring 2015 Teaching Schedule:

19216 FIN 3055 Legal Environment of Business M W 04:00p 5:15p ROB 105

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

    MW 3:00 - 4:00 2nd Floor GBJ

Education and Certification

J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1995
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1988


Mr. Sullivan is a member of both the Virginia and Illinois bar and he is authorized to practice in federal and state court in Virginia and Illinois. He teaches the Legal Environment of Business course in the fall with an emphasis on legal issues for entrepreneurs.

Business Experience:

Mr. Sullivan has served as an in-house corporate attorney and in private practice.  As corporate counsel, Mr. Sullivan has worked for Sears Roebuck, MCI Communications, and ExxonMobil.  He also was affiliated with the law firm of LeClair Ryan.  He presently serves as Associate Vice President and General Counsel for the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc., a $1.2M billion charitable foundation supporting Virginia Tech.  His responsibilities include the $600 million real estate portfolio, risk management, and all legal matters of the organization and other university related corporations.  Prior to law school, Mr. Sullivan worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.