Meredith is a creative, thoughtful, and strategic advocate who represents clients in all phases of complex civil and criminal matters. Her experience spans the lifecycle of a case, including investigating and developing the factual record, strategizing discovery, leading and drafting dispositive motions, preparing and deposing fact and expert witnesses, and preserving issues for and subsequently litigating appeals. Meredith’s approach draws on her cross-disciplinary methodological training, leveraging technical and complex bodies of evidence to craft compelling written and oral advocacy. With a particular focus on clients in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, banking, and insurance, she has successfully defended class actions, civil and criminal securities matters, and False Claims Act suits, and navigated government and regulatory investigations to favorable outcomes. Meredith’s pro bono practice focuses on criminal appeals and post-conviction proceedings, and she has litigated, and won, several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Outside her client-facing practice, Meredith is committed to increasing disability access and inclusion within and beyond the legal profession. She lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and ADHD, and serves on several different boards and committees related to disability issues, including the Associate Board of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Meredith is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Prior to joining Goldman Ismail, Meredith practiced at a national law firm and clerked for Judge David F. Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She graduated first in her class from Northwestern Law, where she also served as the inaugural empirical articles editor for the Northwestern University Law Review. Before law school, Meredith worked as a musician, educator, and social scientist.