Daniel C. Sullivan

< Counsel

Dan has extensive experience in transportation, logistics, and maritime law, including cargo claims, trucking matters, transportation contracts, and transportation regulation. He also has considerable experience in corporate law, regulatory compliance law, intellectual property law (including trademarks and copyrights), transaction law, commercial real estate, appellate law, equine law, employment law, administrative law, and tax law. In addition to his law practice, Dan teaches law classes, publishes widely, and serves as a Director for both P.A.M. Transport, Inc. and Universal Truckload Services, Inc.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Kansas State University, A.B. 1962
  • Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, J.D. 1967

Admissions to Practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • Kansas Supreme Court, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1967
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuits, 1978
  • Federal Court of Claims, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2011

Affiliations

  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Association for Transportation Law, Logistics, and Policy
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage Bar Association
  • Director, P.A.M. Transport, Inc., (NASDAQ-PSTI)
  • Director, Universal Truckload Services, Inc., (NASDAQ-UACL)

Publications

  • “Transportation Tort Liability Travels Up The Supply Chain,” Transportation Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, University of Denver—Sturm College of Law, Fall 2007
  • “How to Select a Transportation Provider,” 1997 Official Motor Freight Guide, Inc., Issue 126
  • “General Considerations Involving Logistics Management Companies,” 63 Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, No. 4 Summer 1996 Issue
  • “A Common Sense Explanation to Logistics Series – The New Transportation Marketplace,” McGraw Hill College Custom Series 1995
  • “The Negotiated Rates Act of 1993 in Real World Language,” Transportation & Distribution Magazine, March 1994, and reproduced for the Transportation Brokers Conference of America
  • “Eliminating the ICC: Unforeseen Results,” Traffic World, July 25, 1994
  • “The Other Part of the Negotiated Rates Act,” Pool Time, March 1994
  • “Are You Ready For The NRA,” Transportation & Distribution Magazine, 1994
  • “An Overview of Unfair Trade Actions Applicable to Motor Carriers,” Transportation Law Conference, 1982
  • “Prohibitions and/or Restrictions on Combinations of Splits of Operating Authority, Transportation Law Institute,” Motor Carrier Finance Transactions Substantive Law, 1977
  • “Modified Procedure: A Private Practitioner’s Viewpoint,” Transportation Law Institute, Operating Rights – Practice and Procedure, 1976
  • “Modified Procedure: Its Pitfalls and Advantages from a Practitioner’s Viewpoint,” Practice and Procedure Before the ICC, Transportation Law Institute, 1972
  • “Property – Homestead – Illegal Use – Alienation”, 5 Washburn L.J. 296, 1967
  • “Prosecuting Attorney’s Duty to Disclose,” 6 Washburn L.J. 479, 1966

Presentations

  • American Conference Institute’s 4th National Forum: “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) 4/2014
  • American Conference Institute’s 3rd National Forum: “Extending Liability to Brokers” 11/2012
  • Parcel Forum 08: “Course M501, Behind the Scenes: Find Out How Carriers Set Rates”
  • UPS Hundredweight Service: “Selling of Less Than Truckload Carriers,” 1/28/00
  • Lockheed Martin Group: “Ft. Meyers: Buying & Selling of Transportation Services,” 1999
  • Tranzact Logistics: “Motor Carrier Contracts,” 8/20/97, 7/15/97, 9/14/95
  • Tranzact Logistics: “Understanding the Impact of Recent Legislation Affecting Transportation,” 10/27/94
  • American Logistics Management Association: “General Considerations Involving Logistics Management Companies – A Lawyer’s Overview,” 1994
  • American Management Association: “Legal Aspects of Truck Fleet Management”
  • American Management Association: “Influence of ICC Law”
  • American Management Association: “Warehouseman v. Common Carrier Liability”
  • American Management Association: “Applying Law to Today’s Transportation”
  • American Management Association: “Transportation Developments and Outlook”
  • National Freight Claim Council: “Negotiating Terms of Liability in Transportation Contracts,” cassette presentation sold to the general public by American Trucking Association

Classes

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Contracting and Managing Motor Carrier and Logistics Services in Supply Chain,” 1999-2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Logistics Fulfillment Throughout the Supply Chain,” 1999
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Today’s Buying and Selling of Transportation Services,” 1988 – 2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Knowing Your Commercial Relationships in the New Marketplace,” 51st Annual Transportation in Supply Chain Management Conference, 1998
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Contracting & Negotiating for Transportation Services,” 1998
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Developing a Carrier Contract,” 1998
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “The Regulatory and Competitive Environment in the Buying and Selling of Transportation Services,” 1997
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Knowing Your Commercial Relationships in the New Marketplace,” 50th Annual Transportation Management Conference, 1997
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Outsourcing Industrial Transportation Services – The Role of Third-Party Logistics Providers,” 1997
  • College of DuPage: “Transportation Policies and Regulations,” Winter Quarters 1994 – 1996
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “The Regulatory and Competitive Environment in the Buying and Selling of Transportation Services,” 1996
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Building Sound Shipper/Railroad Business Relationships,” 1996
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Building Sound Shipper/Railroad Business Relationships,” 1995
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “48th Annual Transportation Management Program,” 1995
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “The End of Motor Carrier Economic Regulation: Changes, Opportunities. and Solutions For Your Firm,” 1994
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “The Regulatory and Competitive Environment in the Buying and Selling of Transportation Services,” 47th Annual Transportation Management Program, 1994
  • Oakton Community College: “Basics of Traffic and Transportation – ‘Introduction to Transportation Law,’” Spring Quarter 1993
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “46th Annual Transportation Management Program,” 1993
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “45th Annual Transportation Management Program,” 1992
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “Import Export Documentation & Traffic,” 1991
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management Institute: “36th-40th Annual Transportation Management Program,” 1983-1987