Joanna Diane Caytas is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office. She joined the firm in 2020. Her practice centers on bankruptcy and restructuring as well as related litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Joanna served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, sitting by designation also on the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. She served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Beryl A. Howell, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Joanna draws on her experience as a tax associate at an international law firm, where she focused on tax planning for complex transactions, including corporate restructurings, private and public mergers and acquisitions, private equity, as well as formation and operation of private investment funds, including those investing in digital assets and blockchain technologies. Joanna’s research on blockchain was cited by the European Parliament.
- New York University School of Law
(LL.M., Taxation, 2019)
- University of Oxford
(M.Sc. in Nanotechnology, with distinction, 2019)
- Sciences Po & Université Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne
(Advanced Certificate, Global Business Law and Governance, 2017)
- Columbia Law School
- Fiske Stone Scholar
- Columbia Journal of European Law:
- Submissions Editor
- Environmental Law Moot Court
- Columbia University
(B.A., Mathematics, summa cum laude, 2012)
- Honor Society
- Dean’s List
- Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal:
- Member of the Editorial Review Board
- Columbia Science Review:
- Science Writer and Content Reviewer
The State Bar of New York; The District of Columbia Bar; United States Tax Court; United States Court of International Trade
- Law Clerk for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs:
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2019-2020
- Joanna Diane Caytas. The Flip Side of Privacy in the Cryptosphere: When Estate Wealth and Data Goes Crypto Forever, Duke Law Global Financial Markets Center: The FinReg Blog (Oct. 29, 2018).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings in Switzerland: Declared Vision of a ‘Crypto Nation’, 31 NYSBA International Law Practicum, no. 1, 2018, at 53.
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings in Poland—Ambivalence at Its Best, 31 NYSBA International Law Practicum, no. 1, 2018, at 65.
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Weaponizing Finance: U.S. and European Options, Tools, and Policies, 23 Columbia Journal of European Law 441 (2017).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Sanctions, Real and Imaginary: Experiences with Russia in the Ukraine Crisis, 9 Amsterdam Law Forum, no. 2, May 2017, at 26.
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Regulatory Issues and Challenges Presented by Virtual Currencies, Columbia Business Law Review (May 30, 2017).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Blockchain in the U.S. Regulatory Setting: Evidentiary Use in Vermont, Delaware, and Elsewhere, Columbia Science & Technology Law Review (May 30, 2017).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. European Perspectives on an Emergent Law of Robotics, Columbia Journal of European Law: Preliminary Reference (Apr. 4, 2017).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. No Prisoner’s Dilemma Here: A Fresh Look at Escapism from the Realities of International Taxation, Oxford Business Law Blog (Jan. 12, 2017).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Tempted by an Apple: Europe’s Fall from Grace on Retroactive Taxation, Columbia Journal of European Law: Preliminary Reference (Nov. 10, 2016).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Developing Blockchain Real-Time Clearing and Settlement in the EU, U.S., and Globally. Columbia Journal of European Law: Preliminary Reference (June 22, 2016).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Disposing of Relics: Overt and Covert Blasphemy Statutes in Europe. Columbia Journal of European Law: Preliminary Reference (April 1, 2016).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Crowdfunding Venture Capital in Europe. Columbia Journal of European Law: Preliminary Reference (October 1, 2015).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Legal Aspects of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis in Sustainable Urban Development. 14 Consilience 71-89 (No. 2, 2015).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Freedom of Migration - Oxymoron or Paradox? A Review of Brad K. Blitz, Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship, and Exclusion, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014. 68 Journal of International Affairs 328-331 (No. 2, Spring/Summer 2015).
- Joanna Diane Caytas. From Shield to Sword: TTIP’s Lessons on Democratic Legitimacy for International Investment Arbitration. Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems: Common Law (April 23, 2015).
Presentations at Conferences & Workshops:
- Joanna Diane Caytas. Weaponizing Finance: U.S. and European Options, Tools, and Policies, Salzburg Global Seminar Lloyd N. Cutler Fellowship Workshop in International Law., Washington, D.C., Feb. 2017.