Deborah Meshulam

DLA Piper

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DLA Piper
Washington DC, DC
Work: 2027994511


Washington DC


Deborah Meshulam is one of the leaders of DLA Piper’s Securities Enforcement practice. She has more than two decades of experience defending and trying the full range of cases arising from allegations of securities law violations, including FCPA and accounting fraud claims, and related breaches of fiduciary duty. She conducts cross-border internal and independent investigations for multinational corporations and regularly advises clients on compliance matters and litigation avoidance. She also counsels clients on a wide range of corporate governance and regulatory matters, including those related to the application of securities laws to digital assets and blockchain platforms. She has written on securities law and compliance issues and is a frequent speaker at professional programs on these topics. Deborah has been repeatedly recognized by legal industry publications including most recently  Who’s Who Legal Investigations: 202c2 as a Global Leader in investigations and by the Legal 500 for her work in Securities Litigation-Defense. She is a past recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, run in alliance with the Law Library of Congress. She is also recognized as a Washington DC Super Lawyer in Securities Litigation.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Ms. Meshulam served for seven years as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, a senior level position. As lead trial counsel, she prosecuted securities enforcement cases, including jury trials, involving complex financial fraud, accounting, corruption, market manipulation, insider trading, sales practice fraud, Ponzi schemes and public offering fraud and disclosure issues.

Practice Areas

  • Compliance Counseling
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybercrime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Receivership Experience
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities & Futures Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime