Meredith Riley

Dispute Resolution, Washington, D.C.*

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Meredith is an associate in Linklaters’ U.S. Dispute Resolution group, where her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA), international sanctions compliance, cross-border regulatory compliance, and cross-border commercial disputes.

Meredith has a strong commitment to pro bono service, governance, and rule-of-law initiatives. She has devoted significant time to representing refugees appealing negative immigration determinations and amicus briefs on behalf of the American Jewish Committee in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Fourth Circuit and on behalf of the University of Buenos Aires Human Rights Clinic in the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. She is a member of the firm’s Women’s Network Committee.

Work highlights

Meredith has represented corporate and individual clients in a variety of significant white collar, civil, and regulatory matters, including:

  • a senior financial executive in a Bank Secrecy Act investigation
  • a multi-national company in an internal investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues
  • senior pharmaceutical executives in a DOJ antitrust investigation and related civil litigation
  • Air France/KLM in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation
  • numerous industry-leading companies regarding the application of U.S. sanctions programs
  • a leading construction firm on commercial disputes
  • a leading financial firm on contractual indemnity disputes, and
  • an industrial gas company in high-profile merger control proceedings. 

*Admitted only in New York; not admitted in the District of Columbia; supervised by members of the firm admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

Professional experience

Meredith was a member of NYU’s Global Justice Clinic, Legal Assistant at the International Law Commission at the United Nations in Geneva, and Senior Developments Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics.

She previously worked for several international foundations and non-governmental organizations. She was also a Junior Fellow in Democracy and Rule of Law at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she conducted conducting research, policy analysis, and writing on political development and rule-of-law reform.

Education and qualifications

Meredith holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where she received the Vanderbilt Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the School of Law and the Journal of International Law and Politics Prize.

 She graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College, where she double majored in Anthropology and Political Science, received Honors in Anthropology, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Chapter of Massachusetts.

Meredith is proficient in French.