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
IRS Warns: Hundreds of Crypto Criminal Tax Cases Coming Soon; Hiring of 300 Special Agents Means More to Follow
By Christina O. Gotsis, Carlos F. Ortiz, Veronica Reynolds, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Kayley B. Sullivan
November 16, 2022
The 2022 annual report from the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) division (the Report) demonstrates an impressive year for enforcement, particularly with regard to cryptocurrency. Following the publication, CI Chief Jim Lee made clear that...
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Blockchain Monitor
The Tax Man Isn't Leaving: The IRS Continues to Issue John Doe Summonses Relating to Virtual Currency Transactions
By Christina O. Gotsis, Nicholas C. Mowbray, Carlos F. Ortiz, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Kayley B. Sullivan
October 3, 2022
On Sept. 23, 2022, a U.S. District Court judge approved an IRS John Doe summons served on a New York-based bank seeking account records, including account opening documents and records of deposits, withdrawals, transfers and wires, of...
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Antitrust Advocate
DOJ Antitrust Division Not Backing Down on Labor
By Kayley B. Sullivan
September 27, 2022
Despite back-to-back losses in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) first-ever criminal no-poach and wage-fixing cases, the Antitrust Division (the Division) is not backing down from its enforcement focus on labor. In fact, the Division and...
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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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Blockchain Monitor
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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