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.

Select Experience

  • Assisting in representing an individual employee in an Antitrust Division criminal no poach investigation.
  • 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.
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Experience

  • Assisting in representing an individual employee in an Antitrust Division criminal no poach investigation.
  • 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

Blog Posts

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
New Initiatives Launch in Stablecoins, CBDCs, Tokenized Securities, Supply Chain; Crypto Guidance Published for Credit Unions; CFTC Fines Events Market
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
January 7, 2022
• Financial Messaging Network Launches Experiments in Stablecoin Sector • Technology and Finance Firms Announce CBDC and Digital Securities Initiatives • Gold, Wool and Cargo: Global Supply Chains Continue to Adopt Blockchain • NCUA...
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Blockchain Monitor
Financial Firms Plan Decentralized Exchange, Launch Digital Bond; NFTs Launch in Sports, Fashion; Blockchain Tracing Solutions Launch; OCC Clarifies Crypto Guidance for Banks
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
December 3, 2021
• US and Swiss Financial Firms Announce Decentralized Exchange, Digital Bond • Sports and Fashion NFTs Launch; Food Delivery Service Adds Bitcoin Rewards • Blockchain Solutions Track Data for Carbon Footprints, Medical Supplies, Wine • OCC...
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Blockchain Monitor
Crypto Payment Products Launch; SEC Addresses DeFi, Targets DAO Tokens; OFAC Adds Crypto Exchange to SDN List; Crypto Fraud Schemes Revealed
By Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
November 12, 2021
• New Crypto Payment Products Launch, Report Cites Exchange Consolidation • SEC Commissioner Publishes Article Addressing DeFi Risks and Regulation • OFAC Adds Crypto Exchange and Cryptocurrency Addresses to OFAC SDN List • Enforcement...
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Blockchain Monitor
Crypto Initiatives Launch in Payments, Capital Markets and NFTs; OFAC and White House Address Crypto Risks; CFTC and NYAG Take Enforcement Actions
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Kayley B. Sullivan
October 22, 2021
• Blockchain Payment Pilots Launched by Media, Government and Crypto Firms • Blockchain Market Advances in Options, ATS Platforms, Commodities and DeFi • New Platforms Launch NFT Collections • OFAC and White House Address Cryptocurrency...
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Blockchain Monitor
DOJ Targets Cryptocurrency Fraud
By John J. Carney, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Kayley B. Sullivan, Michelle N. Tanney
October 12, 2021
Authorship credit: John J. Carney, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Michelle N. Tanney, and Kayley B. Sullivan On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the creation of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (“NCET” or...
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