Meredith Bateman focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on government enforcement, internal investigations, trade secrets, and insurance coverage.
Meredith assists in defending financial institutions during federal criminal investigations focusing on bribery and money-laundering. Meredith also participates in internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients to evaluate potential exposure under federal statutes.
Meredith’s broader commercial disputes 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, Meredith represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes seeking coverage under commercial general liability policies, directors and officers policies, umbrella and excess policies, and Bermuda form policies. Meredith pursues and obtains insurance recoveries for government investigations and regulatory proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Meredith 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
- Board of Directors, JDRF (Oregon/SW Washington) (2020 - Present)
- “Employers are Required to Monitor and Ensure That Hourly Employees Take Meal Breaks,” The Verdict, 2020 Issue 1.
- “Managing Global Corruption Risk in an Era When Everyone Has (or Should Have) a Compliance Program,” Association of Corporate Counsel - South Carolina Chapter Newsletter, 22 June 2017