Profile

Meryl’s practice focuses on complex, high-risk commercial litigation. She has served on multiple trial teams in both federal and state courts. She has worked on cases covering a wide array of subject matters including First Amendment, breach of contract, copyright infringement, election law, and disability adjudication.

Prior to joining the firm, Meryl spent nearly a decade in the communications field, including as a member of the public relations team at CNN and as an on-air broadcast journalist in Charleston, South Carolina, and Staunton, Virginia. While attending law school in the evenings, she worked as the speechwriter for the president of a local community college. Her clients value the diversity of perspective she brings to cases by virtue of her communications background, her proactive nature, and her commitment to anticipating challenges and developing strategic responses.

Experience

Meryl’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing Oracle in multiple, high-stakes matters relating to its intellectual property and contracts, including as part of on the trial team in a three-week jury trial in the District of Nevada that resulted in a $50 million verdict for software copyright infringement and state law violations
  • Challenging an unlawful procurement solicitation in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
  • Representing a congressional candidate in connection with the use of electronic Ballot Marking Devices in a primary election
  • Defending an insurance company in connection with a fraudulently procured life insurance policy
  • Serving as lead counsel for a pro bono client challenging the denial of disability benefits

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude; Dean’s List 2011-2014
  • Northwestern University, M.S., Broadcast Journalism
  • Cornell University, B.A., History

Admissions

Bars

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland