Kayley B. Sullivan

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Associate

New York
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Overview

Kayley Sullivan's versatility plays a large role in her developing practice. Since serving as a law clerk to a judge on the New York Court of Appeals, she has gained substantial research and writing experience and a familiarity with judicial processes. She has worked in teams to conduct internal investigations and compliance risk reviews and to represent companies in connection with inquiries from government agencies.

Additionally, she has assisted members of the BakerHostetler team representing Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC. A quick, observant learner, Kayley is a detail-oriented problem solver who seeks to provide thoughtful, practical solutions for clients.

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  • Conducted research and drafted memoranda on various legal issues, including those related to Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations.
  • Assisted teams in conducting corporate internal investigations in connection with suspected misconduct and reviews of company policies and compliance controls.
  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
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Experience

  • Conducting research and drafted memoranda on various legal issues, including those related to Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations.
  • Assisted teams in conducting corporate internal investigations in connection with suspected misconduct and reviews of company policies and compliance controls.
  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Pro Bono

  • Assisted in representing a minor with immigration issues through Safe Passage Project.
  • Involved in the firm's partnership with HerJustice, an organization that provides legal services to low-income women and victims of domestic violence.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Michael J. Garcia, New York State Court of Appeals: Judicial Law Clerk
  • BakerHostetler: Summer Associate
  • The Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Judicial Intern
  • Children's Law Center: Legal Intern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2019, summa cum laude; Hofstra Law Review, Managing Editor of Staff; Moot Court; Valedictorian
  • B.A., Marywood University, 2016, cum laude; Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society; Presidential Scholarship Recipient

Blog

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Blockchain Monitor
Financial Institutions Pursue Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Offerings, US Treasury Sanctions Russian Crypto OTC Desk, Multiple DeFi Platforms Hacked
By Lauren Bass, Veronica Reynolds, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
September 24, 2021
• Traditional Financial Firms Pursue Crypto and Blockchain Market Offerings • States Target Crypto Lending Platform, Alleging Securities Laws Violations • US Treasury Sanctions Russian Crypto OTC Desk, Issues Ransomware Advisory •...
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Market Initiatives Announced in Crypto Compliance, Digital Asset Exchange, Blockchain Enterprise Solutions and NFTs; SEC Chairman Comments on Crypto
By Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Kayley B. Sullivan
September 17, 2021
• US Firm Acquires Crypto Co., Swiss Digital Asset Exchange Gains License • Enterprise Firms Announce Polygon Integration and Shipping Data Solution • NFT Sells for Record $1.1M, NFT Marketplace Exec Accused of Insider Trading • SEC...
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NFT Market Expands in Alcohol, Athletics and Art; Regulators Warn Against Crypto Risks; U.S. Agencies Target Crypto Fraud
By Veronica Reynolds, Kayley B. Sullivan
September 10, 2021
In this issue: • Alcohol, Athletics, and Art: NFT Adoption Continues to Expand • US, UK and Thailand Regulators Warn of Crypto Risks, Act Against Exchange • DOJ and SEC Actions Target Crypto Fraud Scheme and Crypto Exchanges Alcohol...
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Crypto Adoption and AML Reports Published, NFT Market Growth Continues, Blockchain Cobalt Pilot Progresses, Crypto Exchange and DeFi Market Hacked
By Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Jordan R. Silversmith, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
August 20, 2021
In this issue: • Crypto Adoption Index Published, Regulators Address Crypto Across Globe • Design, Data and Digital Platforms: NFT Market Domination Continues • Blockchain Cobalt Tracing Pilot Launches, Ethereum-Based Networks to Merge •...
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Crypto, CBDC and Blockchain Supply Chain Initiatives Announced; More SEC and FinCEN Enforcement; Crypto Tax Amendment Fails; DeFi Hacked for $600M
By Teresa Goody Guillén, Nicholas C. Mowbray, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
August 13, 2021
In this issue: • Crypto Firms Pursue Bank Charters, Traditional Financial Firms Integrate Crypto • CBDC and Blockchain Remittance Initiatives Launch Across Foreign Markets • Blockchain Supply Chain Initiatives Launch Across Various...
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