PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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Karina Lynch joined Williams & Jensen in 2000 and became a Principal in 2005. Ms. Lynch concentrates on legislative, regulatory, and oversight issues affecting various sectors of the health care industry and clients with an interest in education and tax policy.

Professional background

Prior to arriving at the firm, Ms. Lynch spent five years on the Hill, where she served as Counsel to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Government Affairs, under the chairmanship of Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME). During her tenure on the Subcommittee, she worked extensively on hearings related to overpayment settlement negotiations involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as the effects of Medicare payment systems on the health care industry. Additionally, she was lead counsel on hearings involving the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Prior to holding that position, Ms. Lynch served as investigative counsel to Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) and worked on issues related to fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid systems. She worked closely with the General Accountability Office to monitor systems compliance at the Social Security Administration and CMS. Furthermore, she worked on investigations involving CMS in order to improve nursing home quality care. She also worked with the Federal Trade Commission to monitor anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceutical market.

In addition to serving Williams & Jensen clients, Ms. Lynch is a member of the American Bar Association's Health Law and Government Divisions.

Education

  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1995
  • Washington College of Law at American University, J.D., 1998

 

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Not licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

    Read...

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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