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Meghan A. Leibold

Associate

Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6298
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Ms. Leibold’s practice focuses on white collar litigation as well as government and internal investigations. She has broad experience in matters involving international corruption, securities manipulation, and accounting fraud. Ms. Leibold has represented clients in matters before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other government regulators as well as in related civil litigation.

Ms. Leibold joined Smith Pachter McWhorter from a nationally-ranked litigation boutique in Washington, D.C. Before that, she served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland, where she prosecuted federal crimes, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Education

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2014)

Southern Nazarene University (B.S., cum laude, Finance and Accounting, 2011)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 2018

Maryland, 2014

*Not yet admitted in Virginia, being supervised by a licensed Virginia Bar member

Professional Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar

Prior Legal Experience

  • Richards Kibbe & Orbe, LLP, Litigation
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Department of Justice, Criminal Divisions, Organized Crime and Gangs Section and Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs Section, Intern
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Intern

Representative Matters

  • Latin American sports marketing and production company in connection with EDNY investigations pertaining to allegations of bribery, fraud, and money laundering related to the FIFA scandal.
  • Board of directors of a state-owned petroleum company in connection with regulatory investigations in the U.S. and Brazil arising out of Brazil's Operation Car Wash corruption investigation.
  • Individual in investigation conducted by pharmaceutical employer related to potential insider trading.
  • Global manufacturing company in internal investigation related to potential accounting irregularities arising out of whistleblower complaint.
  • Wall Street executive in connection with SDNY investigation into potential mismarking of bonds.
  • Individual employee of global mining company in connection with SEC investigation into potential accounting fraud.   
  • Audit committee of a U.S.- and Canadian-listed public company in an independent investigation and SEC inquiry into accounting issues arising out of audit.
  • A brokerage firm in connection with CFTC investigation and parallel class action federal litigation concerning the Isdafix benchmark rate.

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