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Meghan E. Flinn

Fax +1.202.778.9100

Meghan Flinn is an associate in the investigations, enforcement, and white collar group in the Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation matters.

Ms. Flinn represents individuals, investment advisers, broker-dealers, public companies, banks, and other financial institutions before various state and federal regulators and enforcement authorities. These include the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Ms. Flinn has experience defending and counseling clients at each juncture of a government investigation, including with respect to subpoena responses, investigative testimony, and Wells submissions. Ms. Flinn also represents clients in connection with actions brought in federal and state court with a concentration on securities litigation.

Her experience extends to matters concerning, among other things:

  • Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • DOJ and qui tam claims asserted under the False Claims Act
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
  • Receiverships in SEC enforcement cases
  • Securities fraud allegations
  • Insider trading allegations
  • Compliance and supervisory procedures
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Corporate disclosure requirements

Additionally, Ms. Flinn assists clients with internal investigations to assess potential legal and regulatory exposure in these and other areas.

Ms. Flinn also dedicates meaningful time to various pro bono matters at K&L Gates. Some of this work includes representing a client in federal habeas proceedings at the district and appellate court level, and assisting a nonprofit organization with an internal investigation concerning an employment matter.

Ms. Flinn is an active member of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Washington, D.C. office’s Women in the Profession Committee.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Flinn had the privilege of serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where she assisted in managing the civil docket and the MDL docket that contained over 70,000 product liability actions. In addition, she worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert B. King for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Flinn was also a K&L Gates summer associate in 2013.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Attorney-Client Privilege for Financial Institutions in Internal Investigations, Audits, and Bank Regulatory Exams: Confidential Information and Work Product; Bank Examination Privilege; Section 1828 Selective Waiver,” Strafford Publications CLE Webinar (January 2019)