Juliane Sullivan


Juliane Sullivan is a versatile advocate who brings a rare mix of policy expertise and political acumen to her work helping clients navigate Congress and the administration.

Having served as policy director to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R., Texas), she spearheaded the budget and appropriations process for the majority leader, mastering the art of the appropriations and earmark process. She managed his policy team and worked with committees to develop legislation and drive it through the House.

Most recently, Sullivan served as staff director of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. During her tenure, she helped shepherd 30 bills through the House. Fourteen were signed into law, including MEPRA – a major pension reform law – and ESSA – the rewrite of the “No Child Left Behind” education law.

Sullivan first gained significant private-sector experience during her eight-year stint in the public law and policy practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where she represented a diverse mix of clients on a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, financial services, appropriations, agriculture, environmental, defense, and space policy.