Wendy Olson Named 2019 President-Elect of Idaho Chapter of Federal Bar Association

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Litigator was FBA Idaho Chapter president in 2009

Boise, IdahoStoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that partner Wendy Olson has been named president-elect of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Olson, whose tenure as president begins in 2019, will work to advance the FBA’s mission “to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.”

The Idaho Chapter of the FBA, which was formed in 2004 and whose 174 members represent the entire state and District of Idaho, has since its inception sought to fulfill its stated mission of advancing the science of jurisprudence and promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional growth and development of members of the federal legal profession.

Stoel Rives’ Boise Office Managing Partner Nicole Hancock said, “Wendy’s background as the U.S. Attorney coupled with her private practice experience makes her uniquely suited for this leadership role. As always, I’m proud she is a Stoel Rives partner who represents us so admirably.”

Olson is a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho and a past FBA Idaho Chapter president and recipient of its “Exemplary Lawyer” award – given to attorneys who have improved the quality of practice in Idaho’s federal courts. Olson is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group, where her practice focuses on government investigations, white collar criminal defense and civil litigation. She has more than two decades of experience prosecuting white collar crime cases as well as criminal civil rights violations.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and real estate development and construction law.

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