Deborah R. Meshulam

Deborah R. Meshulam

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

DLA Piper LLP (US)
 | 500 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-799-4511
Fax: 202-799-5511
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (70%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Deborah Meshulam, a former SEC Enforcement Division Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel, has more than two decades of securities enforcement defense experience. She has served a lead trial counsel for the full range of cases arising from allegations of securities law violations and related breaches of fiduciary duty.

    Deborah represents corporate and individual clients in SEC and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and private litigation related to claims of securities law violations, alleged FCPA violations, and claimed accounting misconduct. She also represents clients in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) investigations, FINRA and Exchange proceedings and in Exchange delisting hearings.

    Deborah regularly conducts investigations on behalf of public companies or their audit committees, often relating to FCPA questions, accounting issues, alleged securities law violations and employee misconduct. She also represents clients in rulemaking proceedings and in SEC inquiries from the Divisions of Corporate Finance and Trading and Markets, the Office of Chief Accountant and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

    Deborah also counsels clients on compliance, litigation avoidance and regulatory and corporate governance matters, including issues relating to the Dodd Frank whistle blower program, financial reporting and disclosure issues, design and implementation of compliance programs under the securities laws and the FCPA as well as issues faced by brokers/dealers, investment advisers and other regulated entities..

    She has written on securities law issues for legal publications and is a frequent speaker at professional programs on securities-related issues.

    About Deborah Meshulam

    Admitted: 1998, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage:


    • In 2011, Ms. Meshulam won the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for her article "Lessons from the Credit Crisis: Can Market Participants Bear the the Risk," published in Business Law Today.  The Burton Award, run in alliance with the Law Library of Congress, is dedicated to awarding effective legal writing., Burton Award for Legal Achievement, 2011

    Industry Groups

    • Asset Management
    • Energy
    • Financial Services
    • Insurance
    • Real Estate Investment Trusts
    • Retail
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    Office Location for Deborah R. Meshulam

    500 Eighth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20004

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