Blockchain and the Law
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Lindsey Olson

As a litigation associate, Lindsey Olson focuses her practice on white-collar defense and investigations and complex commercial litigation. She has particular experience representing individual and corporate clients in connection with domestic and international government-facing investigations.

Practice highlights include representing a leading global financial institution in a sweeping, multi-year federal criminal investigation into a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio; representing an individual in connection with criminal investigations relating to allegations of manipulation and collusion in the precious metals market; and representing a major cultural institution regarding allegations of abusive conduct by a high profile employee.

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DOJ Tax Division Shows Sustained Interest in Cryptocurrency

On May 5, 2021, another federal district court, this time for the Northern District of California, permitted the IRS to proceed with a John Doe summons very similar to the one served on Circle last month (the subject of a recent post).  This time, the Summons seeks information on customers of a San Francisco-headquartered digital currency … Continue Reading

A Warning to Cryptocurrency Users from the Justice Department’s Tax Division

As you might expect during tax season, the Justice Department’s press releases seem particularly focused on tax-related issues these days.  At the start of this month, DOJ sent a stern reminder to the public that non-traditional currency users should not expect to escape federal tax law enforcement. Read the full blog post on Proskauer’s Corporate Defense blog.… Continue Reading
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