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
The Tax Man Is Back: IRS Issues First John Doe Summons in 2022 to Major Crypto Platform, Seeking Treasure Trove of Information on Tax Noncompliance
By Christina O. Gotsis, Nicholas C. Mowbray, Carlos F. Ortiz, Kayley B. Sullivan
August 22, 2022
After going for more than a year without using one of its most powerful weapons, a John Doe summons, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reverted to the use of this tool in its much-publicized efforts to investigate, find, and prosecute...
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NFT Endorsements Scrutinized; Bank Crypto Guidance Issued; DOJ, CFTC and SEC Bring Crypto Enforcement Actions; Research Finds Crypto Insider Trading
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Jordan R. Silversmith, Kayley B. Sullivan
August 19, 2022
In this issue: NFTs Expand on Social Media, Celebrity NFT Endorsements Scrutinized Federal Reserve Addresses Crypto; Senator Inquires About Bank-Crypto Relations DOJ, CFTC and SEC Crypto Enforcement Targets Tax Evasion, Fraud and ICOs US...
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Crypto Products Launch, Gain Approvals; OFAC Sanctions Crypto Mixer; SEC Publishes ICO Consent Order; Report Cites Criminal Use of Cross-Chain Bridges
By Lauren Bass, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Kayley B. Sullivan
August 12, 2022
In this issue: NY DFS Approves Crypto Platform, Prepaid Crypto Card to Launch in Argentina U.S. Department of the Treasury Sanctions Major Virtual Currency Mixer SEC Publishes ICO Consent Order, Crypto Exchange Discloses SEC Investigation...
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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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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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