Meg Slachetka Associate

New YorkNew Jersey
T 212.419.5856 | F 973.422.6783



Valued for her keen ability to analyze intricate legal and business issues, Meg represents clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters in state and federal courts. She is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Global Capital Markets Litigation Blog, writing on various topics of interest to the financial community. Meg’s experience includes all phases of the litigation process, from motion practice to discovery and trial preparation.

As a key member of the firm’s litigation team focused on global capital markets, Meg has developed a strong background in securities and structured finance litigation affecting buy-side entities. She proposes practical solutions to legal problems faced by hedge funds, institutional investors, and private equity funds.

Meg is passionately committed to Lowenstein Sandler’s pro bono programs. In 2014, she served as the Alan V. Lowenstein Fellow at Essex-Newark Legal Services, representing low-income individuals in landlord-tenant disputes, both in court and in administrative proceedings. She currently partners with lawyers at Prudential Financial and the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice to run a court-based pro bono clinic providing legal advice and service to low-income tenants facing eviction proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Meg spent six years in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, working on judiciary and transportation policy issues.

Representative Engagements

Defending IKB Deutsche Industriebank in the Southern District of New York against claims arising out of CDO transactions.
Representing CDO noteholders in suit regarding the collateral manager’s interpretation of an indenture and collateral management agreement.
Represents RMBS Trustee concerning hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgage repurchase claims.
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Publications

China Cracks Down on Insider Trading in Effort to Calm Volatile Markets
Global Capital Markets Litigation Client Alert, November 18, 2015
Meg Slachetka
Expecting the Unexpected: Election Planning for Emergencies
Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, October 29, 2013
Catherine Weiss, Manali Joglekar, CIPP/US/E, Meg Slachetka

Press Mentions

The New York Times wrote an editorial endorsing the arguments made in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. S. Ct. in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius on behalf of Professor Frederick Mark Gedicks and 20 other law professors. (Catherine Weiss, Natalie Kraner, Michael Hampson, Joe Fischetti, and Meg Slachetka). , February 5, 2014
On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released a report titled “Expecting the Unexpected: Election Planning for Emergencies,” written in conjunction with Lowenstein Sandler and other leading firms that participated in the Election Protection program in the wake of the storm. , October 29, 2013

Related Areas

Corporate Investigations & Integrity
Global Capital Markets Litigation
Litigation

Education


Georgetown University Law Center ( J.D. , 2013 ) , cum laude, American Criminal Law Review, Articles and Notes Editor; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime – Editor , Tax Violations Chapter
The College of William and Mary ( B.A. , 2006 ) , Government and Music, magna cum laude, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Award, James Monroe Scholar

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions


2015 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2015 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2013 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Affiliations


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Woman Lawyers Association