Merilin C. Stephens is a litigation & enforcement associate whose practice includes civil enforcement matters, government investigations and civil litigation. Additionally, Merilin represents indigent defendants pro bono in federal criminal cases through the firm’s participation in the Criminal Justice Act program. Merilin is a member of the 2017 class of Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship recipients.
During law school, Merilin was the Editor-In-Chief of A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, a premier resource designed to assist incarcerated individuals understand their legal rights and served as a student attorney for the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic. She served as the President of the First-Generation Professionals group and interned full time as a New York State Pro Bono Scholar at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
- Represent health care and pharmaceutical companies in civil/criminal investigations by the Department of Justice concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Represented multinational group investing and operating in industrial businesses in corporate internal investigation leading to various and ongoing commercial litigation actions.
- Represented major South American airline in an internal investigation concerning potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Conducted internal investigations for a U.S.-based multinational medical device company involving anti-corruption issues in Argentina.
- Represented individual in SEC insider trading investigation.
- Advise hedge funds and private equity firms on insider trading, MNPI and other securities enforcement matters.