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Meredith J. Nelson



A former clerk to the Honorable Gregory H. Woods of the Southern District of New York, Meredith Nelson focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation disputes. She has played a role in several of the firm’s notable engagements representing trustees and other interested parties in various RMBS putback matters pending in New York state court.

As part of her active pro bono practice, Meredith recently represented a Jamaican man in his appeal of an order of deportation to the Eleventh Circuit, ultimately obtaining the termination of all deportation proceedings against him. She also represented another man in an appeal of his manslaughter conviction in New York’s First Department. She was a member of the Holwell Shuster & Goldberg team that submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the Cato Institute in a criminal procedure case before New York’s highest court.  

While in law school, Meredith spent her 3L year as a student fellow with the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. In recognition of her excellence in the areas of corporate compliance and enforcement, she was awarded the Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Prize.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • HSBC, U.S. Bank, and other bank trustees in multiple RMBS litigations, each with hundreds of millions of dollars at issue, arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.
  • A Jamaican man, pro bono, in an appeal regarding an order of deportation based on a prior state court conviction.

News and Writings


  • White Paper, “Clawbacks: Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and Beyond,” Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, Conference on Expanding Individual Accountability for Corporate Misconduct (2017)
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  • Hon. Gregory H. Woods, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019 – 2020 


New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, NYU Law Review; Edmond Cahn Law Review Award; Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Prize)

University of Tulsa (B.S., cum laude, 2012; News Editor, The Collegian; Presidential Scholar; Ralph Veatch Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Mathematics)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
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