Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP (effective September 1, 2013, Lewis and Roca LLP) partner and former Wyoming Governor, Michael J. Sullivan, was recently honored at the University of Wyoming with the dedication of a landscaped plaza bordering the university's Prexy's Pasture.
The Sullivan Plaza honors the many contributions of the Sullivan family, including those made to educational excellence and to Wyoming and its university. The plaza creates an open space for students and visitors and is a byway for pedestrians and bicyclists. It will also enhance the entrance to the UW College of Education.
Sullivan Plaza was made possible by the contributions of donors, as well as by state funds earmarked for the campus beautification project.
?"Through the years, the Sullivan family has become synonymous with the University of Wyoming," says UW Foundation President Ben Blalock. "So frequently, Mike and Jane [Sullivan] have provided UW with the leadership required to open so many doors and to advance the University of Wyoming. It was exciting to see the number of contributors who stepped forward with this opportunity to honor the Sullivan name."?
Throughout his career, Governor Sullivan has developed extensive contacts with many organizations and governmental agencies in the United States and internationally. He focuses his practice in the areas of business counseling, public policy, litigation mediation, arbitration, and international business development with an emphasis on Ireland and Western Europe where he has established relationships with government leaders and the business community. Gov. Sullivan provides legal advice and services to U.S. and foreign companies and investors dealing in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region and U.S. companies conducting business outside of the United States.
Governor Sullivan served two terms as Governor of Wyoming from 1987 to 1995. He was a U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 1999 to 2001 under the Clinton and Bush administrations, and he facilitated U.S. support for and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Gov. Sullivan previously held a fellowship at the Institute of Politics, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and currently serves on the University of Wyoming College of Law Dean's Advisory Board. He was also Chairman of the Western Governors' Association from 1992 to 1993 and Chairman of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission in 1990.
Gov. Sullivan has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wyoming National Guard's Distinguished Service Medal, the University of Wyoming College of Law Outstanding Alumnus Award, and The Wyoming Heritage Society's Award of Merit. In addition, he was named to the University of Wyoming College of Engineering Hall of Fame, was presented the ?Winston Howard Distinguished Lecture from the University of Wyoming College of Law. He has been listed in Law Dragon, Top 500 U.S. Litigators in 2006, Mountain States Super ?Lawyers® from 2008 to 2012, and The Best Lawyers in America® from 2005 to 2013.