Meghan Leibold’s practice focuses on white-collar litigation as well as government and internal investigations.

She has broad experience in matters involving international corruption, securities manipulation, and accounting fraud. Meghan has represented clients in matters before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other government regulators as well as in related civil litigation.

Meghan joined the firm in 2021 from a boutique litigation law firm. Before that, she served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland, where she prosecuted federal crimes, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Notable Experiences

Previous Experience

  • Vale S.A. in connection with an investigation into the Brumadinho dam disaster in Brazil.

  • A global manufacturing company in multiple internal investigations related to potential accounting irregularities arising out of whistleblower complaints.

  • An individual employee of a global mining company in connection with a DOJ investigation into foreign bribery.

  • An individual employee of a global mining company in connection with an SEC investigation into potential accounting fraud.

  • An individual in an investigation conducted by a pharmaceutical employer related to potential insider trading.

  • A Latin American sports marketing and production company in connection with EDNY investigations pertaining to allegations of bribery, fraud, and money laundering related to the FIFA scandal.

  • The board of directors of a state-owned petroleum company in connection with regulatory investigations in the U.S. and Brazil arising out of Brazil’s Operation Car Wash corruption investigation.

  • A Wall Street executive in connection with an SDNY investigation into potential mismarking of bonds.

  • The audit committee of a U.S.- and Canadian-listed public company in an independent investigation and SEC inquiry into accounting issues arising out of an audit.

  • A brokerage firm in connection with a CFTC investigation and parallel class action federal litigation concerning the Isdafix benchmark rate.

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Selected Activities

  • Member, Women’s White-Collar Defense Association