Olga S. Dmytriyeva

Senior Counsel
Olga Dmytriyeva, SmithAmundsen LLC Photo

Overview

Olga is a result-oriented and cross-functional trial, transactional and corporate attorney with more than a decade of experience.  She helps start-ups and individuals in all aspects of business operations from due diligence and negotiation of contracts to handling disputes with their clients and shareholders. As a trial attorney,  Olga has seen cases through to successful resolution in trials, arbitrations, mediations, settlements and appeals. Her experience includes handling a wide variety of cases including, breach of contract, class actions, employment disputes, personal injury, insurance disputes, copyright, patent and trademark infringement, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, and more. Olga is passionate about exceeding client expectations, delivering optimal results and serving as trusted business advisor who strives to develop creative solutions to her clients’ legal problems.

Olga advises startups in the cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech fields. She is actively involved in fintech meetings, annual conferences and seminars, and organizes education seminars on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Previously, Olga devoted her practice to international law, using her knowledge of common law and civil law systems to deal with commercial disputes. She is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian, allowing her to help clients negotiate settlements with entities outside the United States.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

Chicago Bar Association: Chair and Legislative Liaison of the YLS International Corporate & Trade Law Committee, 2015-2019

Member: Professional Women's Club

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • International Appeal of Blockchain and the Future of Cryptocurrency Investments
    Moderator; Chicago Bar Association,
  • Practical Overview Of Air Carriers’ Liability Under The Montreal Convention
    Moderator; Chicago Bar Association,

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LL.M, 2010, cum laude

International University of Finance, Specialist (Master), 2008

Donetsk National University, B.A., J.D., 2008, high honors

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York 
  • Ukraine 

Languages

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
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