MEET DAVID X. SULLIVAN

David X. Sullivan for U.S. Congress

A Bold New Leader for Connecticut

David X. Sullivan has been a federal prosecutor for the past 30 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut.  In 2004, he completed a 16-month assignment to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. at the Executive Office of United States Attorneys serving as the National Money Laundering/Asset Forfeiture Coordinator for the Nation’s 93 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.

As an Assistant United States Attorney, David has extensive trial experience in civil and criminal cases including drug trafficking and white-collar crimes involving asset forfeiture, criminal tax, money laundering, unlicensed money remitters, mail fraud, wire fraud, structuring of financial transactions.  He has worked with federal agents from the FBI, DEA, IRS, ATF, the United States Secret Service, ICE (formerly U.S. Customs), and state and local law enforcement.  He was responsible for the seizure and forfeiture of millions of dollars of assets from individuals engaged in drug trafficking and money laundering.  He has defended the United States in civil cases involving federal tort claims, employment discrimination, and civil rights matters.

A Track Record To Run On

David has regularly lectured at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico to federal judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement from Panama, Paraguay, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, Cameroon, and the Congo.  He teaches Trial Advocacy at the Yale Law School as well as courses in the Graduate National Security Program at the University of New Haven on Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing, Asset Forfeiture, and on the National Security Charter of 1947, Executive Orders and Legal Issues.  In addition, he teaches Criminal Law at Western Connecticut State University and formerly taught Trial Practice at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.  David has served as an instructor at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center.  Throughout his career he has served as an instructor at training seminars for the United States Secret Service, the Department of Treasury, IRS Criminal Investigation Division, state and local law enforcement, and at the DEA and FBI Academies in Quantico, Virginia.

David is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.  He obtained a second law degree, an LL.M. in Federal Taxation from the Quinnipiac University School of Law (formerly University of Bridgeport School of Law). 

David was born in Danbury, Connecticut and raised in nearby New Fairfield. He is the second of five children to the late Attorney William W. Sullivan, a former State Representative, and Muriel Cordett Sullivan, a former school teacher.  He has four sisters, The Reverend Judith Sullivan, Maura Sullivan, Lisa Mancuso and Siobhan Millar.  David is married to Attorney Wendy L. Sullivan and has five children, Julia, William, Maeve, Lylah and Savannah.  The Sullivan family has three rescue dogs, Titan, Gypsie and Snitch. 

David X. Sullivan for U.S. Congress

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