Leslie L. Meredith is Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Meredith represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation and government investigations, with a particular emphasis on the financial services industry. She has experience representing clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), state attorneys general, and in federal and state courts around the country. She also has extensive experience managing complex discovery issues, including through the use of advanced analytics.
Noteworthy work includes:
- Completed a six-month secondment at a large financial institution, working as a member of the private banking legal advisory group and the litigation department
- Represented Universal Entertainment Corp., a large Japanese gaming manufacturer, and its subsidiary, Aruze USA, Inc., in FCPA-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts Ltd., as well as in related parallel matters. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party using allegations of FCPA violations as an affirmative weapon to gain an upper hand in an unrelated contract dispute. After six years of litigation – during which the parties produced millions of documents, argued more than a dozen appeals and scores of motions, and took nearly 100 depositions – Wynn Resorts agreed to pay $2.6 billion to our clients just a month before trial
- Represented the Navajo Nation in a landmark lawsuit against the U.S. government. The Nation alleged that the U.S. had breached its fiduciary duties to the tribe by failing to properly manage, invest, and account for funds and resources the U.S. held in trust for the tribe. After many years of litigation involving facts, circumstances, and documents stretching back six decades, the firm secured a $554 million settlement on behalf of the tribe. It is the largest settlement obtained against the U.S. in any action by a single Native American tribe
- Defended lender-placed insurance providers in multiple putative class actions, as well as in investigations brought by the DOJ, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state insurance regulators, including the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the Massachusetts Attorney General
Ms. Meredith received her J.D. from American University (cum laude) in 2011. During law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American University Law Review. Ms. Meredith received her B.A. from Washington College (magna cum laude) in 2006.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 2, 2020) – Buckley LLP today announced the promotion of three associates to counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2020. “These three attorneys have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the firm and have regularly delivered exemplary support for our clients,” said Benjamin B. Klubes,...Press Releases
"GDPR-based objections to U.S. discovery requests: 2019 year in review" by Leslie L. Meredith (Legaltech News)
U.S. civil litigants faced with an obligation to produce “personal data” protected by GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, can find themselves on the horns of a serious dilemma. In 2019, the first full year since GDPR was enacted, not a single court excused compliance with...Articles
Preston Burton, Bree Murphy, and Leslie L. Meredith Authored a Business Crimes Bulletin Article, "The Arrival of Justice Gorsuch May Bring Opportunity to Reform the Collective Entity Doctrine"
A little over 100 years ago, the Supreme Court declined to extend the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to corporations responding to grand jury subpoenas for documents, establishing what has been termed the “collective entity doctrine.” Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43, 74-76 (1906...Articles
The following article discusses recent, significant decisions on federal class action settlements. While not all inclusive, these cases may help practitioners avoid common (and some not-so-common) pitfalls when trying to reach a successful, lasting class action settlement. This article assumes that...Articles
Selecting the roster of your fantasy football team can be a maddening exercise. You could spend hours analyzing running backs’ carries per game, yards-per-carry averages, and weighing your pass protection concerns against injury risk. But, as they say, on any given Sunday anything can happen. Your...Articles
Three key lessons can be drawn from the FCC’s recent privacy and data security actions: Know how your customer data is kept private; monitor how your employees and third-party partners can access it, and check what you disclose to consumers about both. Click here to read the full article at www...Articles
The next chapter in the saga of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's investigation of the dietary supplements industry may take place on Capitol Hill. On April 2, Schneiderman and the state attorneys general of Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa,...Articles
Leslie Meredith authored, "Recent Enforcement Trends: State Attorneys General Target the Dietary Supplements Industry," which was published in NutraIngredients USA on April 9, 2015. Editor’s note: The recent actions of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have changed the enforcement...Articles
Regulation of financial products and services in the U.S. historically has relied on rules-based regulatory policy, governing business processes including disclosures relating to terms, pricing, structure and marketing. The U.K. has been a leader in applying principles-based regulation, which...Articles
- J.D., American University, 2011 (cum laude)
- B.A., Washington College, 2006 (magna cum laude)
- District of Columbia
- New York