Judd Littleton is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group and serves as Co-Head of the Firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. In addition to his Supreme Court and appellate work, Mr. Littleton maintains a diverse practice that includes complex commercial litigation and criminal defense and investigations. He has represented a number of leading multinational companies and financial institutions, including BP, Fiserv, HSBC, ING Group, JPMorgan Chase, MUFG Bank, and Volkswagen. He has also represented individuals accused of crimes or other serious wrongdoing in high-profile matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Littleton served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated cases involving a wide range of constitutional and statutory issues and received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department’s second-highest award for employee performance. Mr. Littleton served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals.
He clerked for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Mr. Littleton is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and the Supreme Court Historical Society. He was recognized by Lawdragon as a 2023 and 2024 “Leading Litigator in America” (Appellate/Supreme Court) and by The National Law Journal as one of its 2019 D.C. Rising Stars. Mr. Littleton is a frequent speaker at Supreme Court and appellate forums. He is also one of the creators and editors of S&C’s annual Supreme Court Business Review.
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