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
Financial Firms and Crypto Networks Launch Initiatives; Nonprofit Challenges Crypto Tax Provision; Crypto Enforcement Continues; UST Analysis Published
By Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Jordan R. Silversmith, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
June 17, 2022
In this issue:• Firms Announce New Crypto Initiatives; Data Published on Crypto and NFT Use• Nonprofit Coin Center Files Lawsuit Challenging Crypto Provision of Tax Code• OpenSea and Chainlink Announce Network Transitions• SEC Investigates...
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Blockchain Monitor
Cryptocurrency Tax Enforcement May Soon Reward Tipsters Through Whistleblower Program and False Claims Act
By Christina O. Gotsis, Nicholas C. Mowbray, Carlos F. Ortiz, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Kayley B. Sullivan
May 24, 2022
International and state authorities could soon bolster enforcement efforts by rewarding individuals who provide information about underreporting income on virtual currency transactions. As a result, digital asset investors and their tax...
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Blockchain Monitor
Crypto Products and Mining Initiatives Launch; Sports and Spirits Firms Embrace Blockchain; US Agencies Seek Crypto Input, Address Risks, Target Crimes
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
May 20, 2022
In this issue: • New European Crypto ETF Launches, Bitcoin Mining Sees Wider Adoption• Sports Leagues and Alcohol Brands Expand Blockchain Partnerships• Congress Addresses CBDC, Commerce Dept. Seeks Input on Digital Assets• SEC and FinCEN...
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Crypto Payment Offerings Launch; Exchanges Achieve Foreign Approvals; Ukraine Legalizes Crypto; Regulators Issue Warnings; $28M in Bitcoin Seized
By Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Jordan R. Silversmith, Kayley B. Sullivan, Joanna F. Wasick
March 18, 2022
In this issue: Payments Firm Unveils Crypto Services, Exchanges Achieve Foreign Approvals Blockchain Network Developments: Ethereum 2.0, Wallets, DAOs and Mining Crypto Legalized in Ukraine; New Crypto Sanctions Screening Tools Launch...
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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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