Rebecca Sullivan practices in the area of federal and state political law. Prior to joining the Political Law Group, Rebecca served as a policy advisor and Executive Counsel to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
During her service in the Office of the Governor, Rebecca advised the Governor on a wide range of legal matters involving the executive branch, including state government litigation related to the tri-state water negotiations between Georgia, Alabama and Florida; the preclearance of Georgia’s new voter ID laws by the U.S. Department of Justice; and the litigation that ultimately upheld the voter ID law. She was also deeply involved in the process of formulating and shepherding through the process some of Governor Perdue’s major policy initiatives, including strengthening Georgia’s ethics laws and several major criminal justice reforms. She also advised the Governor regarding many pieces of significant legislation such as tort reform and reform of Georgia’s indigent defense system. Rebecca provided advice on judicial appointments and was subsequently appointed by Governor Perdue to the Judicial Nominating Commission.
Rebecca’s strong commitment to public service is evidenced by her civic involvement. She has previously served as the consumer member on the Georgia Board of Nursing and as a member of the Board of Directors of MCGHealth Inc., which oversees the hospitals and medical clinics affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia. She is currently a member of the Medical College of Georgia Health System Board of Directors where she serves as chair of the finance committee. Rebecca is a member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and serves as Vice President of the Gwin Oaks Elementary School Parent Teacher Association.
Rebecca is a “Double Dawg,” having received both her Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a legal honorary scholastic society. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduating summa cum laude with highest honors. Rebecca is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Rebecca and her husband Michael live in Lilburn, Georgia with their two children, Grace and Nash.