Margaret Meyers is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. She has a broad litigation practice representing companies, board committees, senior executives, and other individuals in civil litigations, government and internal investigations, regulatory proceedings, and white collar criminal matters. Clients frequently look to Ms. Meyers to effectively navigate and defend them in complex matters that proceed simultaneously in different forums. She has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as in investigations conducted by the DOJ, the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve Bank, FINRA, and the NYAG. 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 and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. Ms. Meyers is admitted to practice in New York, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.
- A partner of a prominent law firm in securities fraud litigation brought in New York federal court by the SEC. We obtained dismissal of all claims against our client.
- An investment fund in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and seeking reformation of contract for sale of portfolio company.
- Special Committee members of RMG Networks Holdings Corporation in a securities class action brought in the Delaware Court of Chancery alleging that they breached their fiduciary duties by approving transactions allowing company insiders to take company private and squeeze out the interests of minority shareholders.
- Numerous senior executives of leading financial institutions in litigations and a DOJ investigation arising out of the offer and sale of RMBS.
- The audit committee of a public company in response to whistleblower allegations of self-dealing.
- The CEO of a public company in connection with an internal investigation.
- A Barron’s top-100 U.S. financial advisor in an internal investigation and FINRA inquiry relating to allegations of policy and rule violations.
- Two board members and a senior executive of a public company in an audit committee investigation regarding accounting fraud allegations.
- A former employee of a financial institution in an internal investigation relating to misappropriation of confidential material.
GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY INVESTIGATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
- A member of the finance department of a financial services company in a DOJ investigation regarding accounting fraud allegations.
- An employee of a public company in DOJ and SEC investigations regarding accounting fraud allegations.
- A witness in the “Bridgegate trial” in New Jersey federal district court regarding the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
- A large global bank in an SEC investigation relating to insider trading allegations.
- A trader and a salesperson in SEC and FINRA investigations of alleged false statements in RMBS trading (so-called “Litvak” investigations).
- An in-house lawyer of a transnational bank in a CFTC investigation.
- A brokerage firm in a CFTC investigation concerning the ISDAFIX benchmark.
- An employee of a global bank in an investigation by the DOJ, the Federal Reserve and numerous foreign regulators relating to bribery and money-laundering allegations.
- An employee of a broker-dealer in a FINRA investigation into allegations of misleading FINRA Staff.
- A research analyst in a FINRA investigation regarding research independence.
- An individual in a federal criminal insider trading investigation and sentencing.
- The victim of investor fraud in a DOJ investigation and restitution proceedings.
Honors & Awards
Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense (2020)
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
Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association