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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