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Meredith E. Kotler

Meredith E. Kotler

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ms. Kotler’s practice focuses on commercial, securities and corporate governance litigation, as well as securities enforcement, appellate matters and internal investigations. She has extensive experience representing public companies and underwriters in actions relating to the capital markets, and in matters before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency and the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Kotler also has advised clients in a broad variety of complex civil matters, including shareholder derivative suits, M&A cases, and bankruptcy, tax, employment and international law matters.

From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Kotler served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. During the last year and a half of her tenure, she was the Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney in the Civil Division, where she supervised a number of attorneys in the briefing and arguing of appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ms. Kotler served as lead counsel for the United States in the WorldCom bankruptcy proceedings, and as co-counsel for the United States in the consolidated WorldCom securities class action.

Ms. Kotler has spoken on securities litigation and corporate governance topics at seminars, including those organized by Practising Law Institute, The SEC Institute and CGOC. Lawdragon featured Ms. Kotler on its “500 New Stars, New Worlds” list of leading lawyers.

Ms. Kotler joined the firm as a partner in 2009. She received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996 and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1992. In 1997, she clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Kotler was a partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from 2004 to 2009.

Ms. Kotler is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Kotler is a member of the Federal Bar Council and its Second Circuit Courts Committee.
Meredith E. Kotler is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Delaware Supreme Court Declines to Establish a Presumption in Favor of Deal Price in Appraisal Actions—Or Did It? (August 8, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Chancery Court Suggests That Rights Offerings May Limit Liability in Transactions with Controlling Stockholders (June 7, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Chancery Finds Fair Value to Be Less Than Half Merger Price (July 25, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
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