Wendy J. Olson

Partner at Stoel Rives LLP

Wendy J. Olson

Wendy J. Olson

Partner at Stoel Rives LLP

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Wendy J. Olson, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Litigation practice. She focuses her practice on government investigations, white collar criminal defense and civil litigation.

Wendy has over two decades of experience prosecuting white collar crime cases along with criminal civil rights violations, child sexual exploitation cases and Idaho’s only federal death penalty case. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 13 years and served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho for seven years until joining Stoel Rives in 2017. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Wendy was a trial attorney in the Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. for four and one-half years. She also served as assistant to the legal director of the National Church Arson Task Force. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Wendy served as a law clerk for U.S. Chief District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle from 1990 to 1992.

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Former Chief, Appellate Division, US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama at United States Department of Justice

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United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York at United States Department of Justice

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Former United States Attorney for the District of Maine at United States Department of Justice

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Judge at United States District Court for the Central District of California

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands at United States Department of Justice

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Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky at United States Department of Justice

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Judge at United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

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Partner at Dechert LLP

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Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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February 23, 2017
Idaho Man Charged in Church Arson Case
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February 17, 2017
Idaho Man Charged in Church Arson Case
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February 8, 2017
Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime
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Wendy J. Olson
Partner at Stoel Rives LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1990

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

B.A. in News & Editorial Journalism
Class of 1986

Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, we offer the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships.

Attendee
Class of 1982
Memberships
Fellow
2012

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Career History
Partner
2017 - Current

Stoel Rives LLP provides legal services. The company offers corporate law and business litigation. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.

Deputy Director of Operations & Assistant to the Director on the National Church Arson Task Force
Prior - 2017

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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Member, Attorney General's Advisory Committee
2013 - Current

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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