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Margaret Winterkorn Meyers

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Overview

Margaret Meyers is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. She represents and advises institutional and individual clients in complex commercial civil litigation, regulatory and white collar criminal proceedings and internal investigations. She has represented clients in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission relating to residential mortgage-backed securities, insider trading and commodities manipulation.  more +

Ms. Meyers earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and was a James Kent Scholar. She earned an B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College. 

Prior to joining RK&O, Ms. Meyers was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Meyers is a member of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court. Ms. Meyers is admitted to practice in New York, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

Experience

  • RMBS trader and salesperson in SEC and FINRA investigations of alleged false statements in RMBS trading (so-called “Litvak” investigations).  The investigations resulted in no action against our clients.
  • An employee of a broker-dealer in a FINRA investigation into allegations of misleading FINRA Staff.  The investigation resulted in no action against our client.
  • Senior executives of leading financial institutions in numerous litigations and a DOJ investigation arising out of the offer and sale of RMBS.  The litigations resulted in settlements on terms that were favorable for our clients, and no charges were brought against our clients.
  • The partner of a prominent law firm in securities fraud litigation brought in federal court by the SEC.  We obtained dismissal of all claims against our client.
  • The audit committee of a public company to conduct an internal investigation arising from whistleblower allegations. 
  • The CEO of a public company in connection with an internal investigation. 
  • Two board members and a senior executive of a public company in an audit committee investigation regarding accounting fraud allegations. 
  • An employee of a public company in DOJ and SEC investigations regarding accounting fraud allegations.
  • A member of the finance department of a financial services company in a DOJ investigation regarding accounting fraud allegations.
  • A research analyst in a FINRA investigation regarding research independence.
  • An individual in a federal criminal insider trading investigation and sentencing.
  • A brokerage firm in the CFTC investigation concerning the ISDAFIX benchmark.
  • The victim of investor fraud in a DOJ investigation and restitution proceedings.  

Honors & Awards

Recognized as a Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal (2019)

Recognized as a Notable Practitioner by State Tax Notes for the key amicus brief in Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury vs. Wynne. (2015)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Federal Bar Council Inn of Court

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Practice Areas
Clerkship(s)
  • Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit