MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel appointed Assistant Attorney General Francis “Frank” X. Sullivan to lead the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit. Sullivan previously served as unit director for the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Unit, where he managed a 12-member team in enforcing Wisconsin’s consumer protection and antitrust laws and worked closely with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.
“Frank’s experience leading consumer protection litigation for the state makes him perfect for the Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit,” said Attorney General Schimel. “As DOJ ramps up its response to elder abuse, particularly of the financial nature, Frank will bring his sharp legal mind and compassion for the state’s vulnerable to bring defrauders and scammers that prey on the elderly to justice.”
Sullivan, a Richardson, Texas native, graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Maryland College Park. Sullivan is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. After graduation, Sullivan clerked in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and then spent four years in private practice at Bell, Gierhart & Moore in Madison, Wis. Sullivan joined DOJ in 2005, where he has litigated professional malpractice, tort, civil rights, and eminent domain matters. Sullivan was appointed by Attorney General Schimel to lead the Consumer Protection Unit in 2015.
Sullivan replaces Tim Samuelson as unit director of the Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit. Samuelson was recently appointed by Governor Walker to serve as a Dane County circuit court judge.