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Meredith D. Bateman

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Ms. Bateman focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on government enforcement, internal investigations, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).

Ms. Bateman has assisted in defending financial institutions during federal criminal investigations focusing on bribery and money-laundering. Ms. Bateman has also participated in internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients to evaluate potential exposure under federal statutes. With respect to her FCPA practice, Ms. Bateman has conducted due diligence investigations of current and prospective business partners, distributors, agents, and acquisition targets in the United States, Europe, and Asia with evaluations of the anti-corruption risks associated with potential mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Additionally, Ms. Bateman has assisted in developing effective anti-corruption corporate policies and procedures for a variety of clients.

Ms. Bateman’s broader commercial practice includes fact investigation, managing e-Discovery teams and complex document collections and productions, motion practice, and drafting pre and post-trial filings. Within the insurance coverage area, Ms. Bateman has represented policyholders in insurance coverage disputes seeking coverage under commercial general liability policies, directors and officers policies, umbrella and excess policies, and Bermuda form policies.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bateman was a summer associate for several law firms in Louisiana. In addition, she was an intern for the Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker in the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Laurie A. White in the Orleans parish Criminal District Court.


  • Order of the Coif
  • Civil Law Studies Award, Tulane University