Overview

Meredith’s practice focuses on all phases of litigation, from discovery to evidentiary hearings to trying cases. Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of Illinois, where she prosecuted a variety of cases, including gun, drug, child exploitation, and white-collar crimes.

Meredith has tried cases to juries and briefed and argued appeals in the Seventh Circuit. While earning her law degree, she litigated motions and preliminary hearings as a student in the Stanford Criminal Prosecution Clinic. Prior to becoming an AUSA, she clerked for the Honorable Sara Darrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Meredith approaches cases with close attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to excellence.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2013
      Stanford Law and Policy Review
      Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy
      Public Interest Fellow
      Pro Bono Distinction
      Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Volunteer Attorney Program, Student Coordinator
    • Yale University, B.A., 2009, magna cum laude
      Distinction in Political Science
      Berkeley College Master’s Prize
      Association of Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship
      Wendy Blanning Memorial Fellowship

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

        Clerkships

        • Hon. Sara Darrow, U.S. District Court, C.D. Illinois (2013-2014)
      • Insights

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        News Release

        Schiff Secures 7th Circuit Precedent-Setting Appeal for “Covered Offense” Sentence Reconsideration Under First Step Act

        Schiff recently scored a significant pro bono victory in the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for its client and others who were sentenced to disproportionately harsh sentences for crack cocaine offenses.

        News Release

        Best Lawyers Recognizes 59 Schiff Attorneys, Six “Lawyers of the Year,” and 21 Ones to Watch

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.

      • Citizenship

        Pro Bono Activities

        • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney