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Meaghan A. Kelly
 

Meaghan A. Kelly

Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Fax: +1-202-636-5502

Meaghan Kelly is a Partner in the Firm’s Government and Internal Investigations Practice, where she focuses on high-stakes regulatory and government investigations for financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment managers and individuals. Meaghan frequently represents public company and investment adviser clients before the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a key member of the Firm’s Funds Regulatory and Investigations Practice, she specializes in advising fund managers with respect to SEC examinations and routinely provides fund managers with practical and timely solutions to compliance, governance and disclosure questions. She also has significant experience representing clients with respect to derivative actions and other high-profile disputes. Meaghan was recently named to Global Investigation Review’s 2020 “40 Under 40,” which profiles 40 leading young investigations specialists from around the world.

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Work Highlights
  • Multiple companies and individuals in SEC investigations relating to disclosures, internal controls, accounting practices, and insider trading
  • Multiple companies and individuals in SEC, DOJ and internal investigations relating to the FCPA
  • Demand committee of the board of directors of a public commercial bank in connection with shareholder demand to investigate and bring litigation and subsequent derivative litigation
  • Global bank in Senate, SEC and internal investigations into the bank’s reporting of a financial metric
  • Private equity sponsors in SEC investigations focused on fee and expense allocations and conflicts of interest
  • Private equity sponsors in connection with multiple SEC examinations successfully resolved without further agency action
     
Accolades
  • Named to Global Investigations Review's 2020 “40 Under 40,” recognizing the world’s leading investigations specialists under 40
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2008 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, 2003 B.A.
Associations
  • Member of the Junior Board of the DC Volunteers Lawyers Project
Admissions
  • New York 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2010
  • District of Columbia 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Columbia 2012

Meaghan Kelly is a Partner in the Firm’s Government and Internal Investigations Practice, where she focuses on high-stakes regulatory and government investigations for financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment managers and individuals. Meaghan frequently represents public company and investment adviser clients before the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a key member of the Firm’s Funds Regulatory and Investigations Practice, she specializes in advising fund managers with respect to SEC examinations and routinely provides fund managers with practical and timely solutions to compliance, governance and disclosure questions. She also has significant experience representing clients with respect to derivative actions and other high-profile disputes. Meaghan was recently named to Global Investigation Review’s 2020 “40 Under 40,” which profiles 40 leading young investigations specialists from around the world.

Meaghan’s recent representations include:

  • Multiple companies and individuals in SEC investigations relating to disclosures, internal controls, accounting practices, and insider trading;
  • Multiple companies and individuals in SEC, DOJ and internal investigations relating to the FCPA;
  • Demand committee of the board of directors of a public commercial bank in connection with shareholder demand to investigate and bring litigation and subsequent derivative litigation;
  • Global bank in Senate, SEC and internal investigations into the bank’s reporting of a financial metric;
  • Private equity sponsors in SEC investigations focused on fee and expense allocations and conflicts of interest; and
  • Private equity sponsors in connection with multiple SEC examinations successfully resolved without further agency action.

Meaghan received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008 and her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 2003.

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