Sullivan & Cromwell

125 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
212-558-3588(direct fax)
212-558-4000 (firm)
212-558-3588 (firm fax)

John Bostelman joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1979 and became a partner of the Firm in 1986. He has a broad financial and corporate practice, including the areas of public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, investment management, commodities and derivatives and broker-dealer regulation. He is a member of the Firm's Corporate and Finance, Financial Services, Investment Management, and Commodities, Futures and Derivatives Groups.

Mr. Bostelman's wide securities experience includes SEC-registered public offerings, unregistered Rule 144A offerings and Regulation S offerings. These offerings have involved issuers in a variety of businesses, including those in banking, computers, electronics and entertainment, investment companies, natural gas, publishing, radio broadcasting, retailing, telecommunications, securities brokerage and steel.

Mr. Bostelman is the author of The Sarbanes-Oxley Deskbook (2003, The Practising Law Institute), a comprehensive, three-volume treatise on the governance and disclosure reforms for legal and accounting professionals. Mr. Bostelman is past chair of the Securities Registration subcommittee of the ABA Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. He is a regular faculty member and speaker at conferences of the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Northwestern University-San Diego Securities Institute and the American Law Institute-American Bar Association.

He is named as a leading lawyer in Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers (Euromoney), Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers and Partners), Global Counsel Equity Capital Markets Handbook (Practical Law Company), PLC Cross-border Directors' Duties and Liabilities Handbook (Practical Law Company, 2009-2010, 2010-2011), PLC Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook (Practical Law Company, 2009), IFLR 1000 (International Financial Law Review), The Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers (2007), The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2007) and New York Super Lawyers (Securities and Corporate Finance, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010).


  • 1979, Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • 1975, Yale University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York


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