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Lindsey Olson

Lindsey Olson


Lindsey A. Olson is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group. She represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, both criminal and civil. Her work has included assisting individual and corporate clients through investigations in cooperation with law enforcement, and representing clients in complex contract, securities and discovery disputes.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Lindsey was a judicial intern for the Honorable James C. Francis, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. At Fordham University School of Law, she was editor-in-chief of the Fordham Moot Court Board and an associate editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and Fordham Law Dispute Resolution Society. Lindsey and her team took first place in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament hosted by University of San Diego School of Law in 2011.

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Third Circuit Irons Out “Powerful” Performance False Advertising Dispute

The Third Circuit has rendered a notable decision with important implications for the use of fine print in advertising. The Court held that small print statements that explicitly define the terms of a more prominent superior performance claim can render that performance claim unambiguous – and thus subject to a literal falsity claim – even if … Continue Reading

What KIND of Juice Did They Say It Was?

On July 14, 2014, Northern District of Illinois Judge Sara L. Ellis dealt a blow to putative class action members protesting the use of “evaporated cane juice” to describe sugar in product ingredients lists.  Plaintiff alleged that she was deceived by the label on KIND’s Vanilla Blueberry Clusters, which contained the claim “no refined sugars” … Continue Reading

Courts In 9th Circuit Continue To Split On Ascertainability: “All Natural” Class Action Dies On the Vine But Sexual Energy Supplement Suit Has Staying Power

On June 13, 2014, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California, issued an order denying class certification to a putative class of consumers who had purchased ConAgra food products labeled as “natural,” finding that the putative class was unascertainable due to the lack of purchase records or any other reliable … Continue Reading

Imburgia v. DIRECTV: Did a California Court of Appeal Really Say You Can Contract Around Congress?

On April 7, 2014, a California appellate court sweepingly rejected DIRECTV’s appeal from a lower court decision finding unenforceable the arbitration clause in DIRECTV’s consumer contracts, which contained a class action waiver provision.  This decision will allow the plaintiffs to proceed as a class in California state court rather than require them to seek individual … Continue Reading