Ms. Meister has extensive experience in commercial and class action litigation. She has argued motions in both state and federal court and has represented plaintiffs and defendants in securities fraud class actions, derivative suits, white collar criminal investigations, federal antitrust multi-district litigation, banking litigation, and federal and state criminal matters. Most recently, Ms. Meister served as counsel on behalf of the institutional investor plaintiffs in In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Action Litigation, which resulted in a $730 million cash recovery - the second largest in history in a securities class action brought on behalf of purchasers of debt securities, and one of the fifteen largest recoveries in any securities class action. It is also the second largest settlement of a litigation arising out of the subprime meltdown and financial crisis. She also served as counsel representing a union-owned bank and public employee retirement fund from Louisiana asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims in the Pfizer Derivative Litigation against the senior management and board of directors of Pfizer, Inc., which resulted in a $75 million payment and creation of a new Healthcare Law Regulatory Committee, setting an improved standard for regulatory compliance oversight by a public company board of directors. Ms. Meister currently represents shareholders in the Merck Vioxx Securities Litigation, which arises out of Merck’s failure to disclose adverse facts regarding the risks of Vioxx. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Litigation and Trial Practice Group associate at Alston & Bird LLP.
Before attending law school, Ms. Meister was an Honors Scholar in the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. While in law school, Ms. Meister was an Honors Legal Intern in the Department of Defense at The Pentagon and clerked at an international human rights NGO in London. She was also elected Student Senator for the Law School Student Senate during each of her three years in law school.