Meredith L. Boylan

Boylan Meredith

Meredith Boylan represents corporate and individual financial services clients in federal and state regulatory agency investigations and related litigation. She also regularly represents a variety of clients in complex business disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in private mediations and arbitrations. Meredith has presented appellate oral arguments before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the New York Court of Appeals (New York State's highest court), and the Appellate Division of the First Department (New York State's intermediate appellate court for Manhattan and the Bronx).

Meredith writes frequently about the latest developments that impact her clients and their businesses, with a recent focus on navigating the COVID-19 legal and regulatory landscape. She has counseled many clients as they navigate the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the CARES Act, and other aspects of COVID-19-related changes to the business and the regulatory obligations they face.

Meredith previously was an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where she prosecuted appeals involving complex and novel legal issues. She has also represented pro bono clients in matters involving immigration, special education, and veterans' claims.


Representative Matters

  • Representing non-bank financial services providers in confidential federal regulatory agency and state attorney general investigations
  • Participating as a member of a team advising an independent monitor appointed to oversee a global bank's implementation of multi-billion-dollar consumer relief obligations under a DOJ RMBS settlement
  • Defending former bank officers and directors in multiple matters that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency investigated and prosecuted
  • Prosecuting and defending government contractor claims in complex disputes involving foreign subcontractors, before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • Representing a coal producer before the ICDR and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in breach of contract disputes involving coal pricing
  • Defending a large social welfare organization against class action lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Assisting associations in responding to third-party subpoenas, and defending against actions in both federal and state courts
  • Representing an individual client in complex probate matters before the DC Probate Court and DC Court of Appeals 




  • J.D. cum laude Seton Hall University School of Law 2001
    • Senior Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
    • Chancellor's Scholar
  • B.A. cum laude with departmental honors Colgate University 1998

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Venable Hiring Committee
  • Member, DC Children's Law Center Advisory Board  


  • Venable LLP, Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • Legal 500, Government – Government Contracts, 2020


Personal Activities

Meredith lives with her family in Alexandria, Virginia, and spends most of her free time with her two children.