Mike Sullivan was appointed by Mayor Mark Farrell to the San Francisco Commission on the Environment on May 10, 2018. Mike is a partner at the Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe law firm, where his practice involves representation of startup companies in the technology and cleantech sectors. Mike has been involved with San Francisco urban forestry for many years and is the author of Trees of San Francisco, published in a second edition in 2013. He served for many years on the board of directors of Friends of the Urban Forest, including service as board president. He also served on the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission from 2007 to 2010 and the San Francisco Urban Forestry Council from 2014 to 2023.
Mike holds a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He lives in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood with his husband Paul and son Joseph.