• District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Thomas M. Sullivan

Of Counsel
T: 202.689.2909
F: 202.689.8620
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington D.C., 20001

Tom Sullivan works in the Washington office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough where he represents clients seeking to have their matters heard in Congress and during the regulatory and rulemaking processes.


  • Runs the Small Business Coalition for Regulatory Relief
  • A registered foreign agent for the Canadian Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta
  • Works closely with Ambassador David Wilkins and manages matters involving U.S./Canadian energy and natural resource issues

Previous Professional Experience

  • General Counsel, Bipartisan Policy Center (2013-2015)
  • Served as the highest ranking government official charged with exclusively advocating the views and needs of small business before government agencies and Congress during his seven-year tenure as Chief Counsel for Advocacy in the Small Business Administration
  • Represented the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading business advocacy association, before his appointment to the SBA
  • Served on the Congressional Affairs staff of the U.S. EPA (1994-1998)
  • Served at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division