Paul Hastings Continues Investigations and Fintech Growth with Addition of Experienced Partner in Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that experienced financial services litigator Meredith Boylan has joined the firm as a partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense (IWCD) and Fintech & Payments practices, based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Boylan joins from Venable. Her arrival follows the recent addition of Investigations and Fintech partner Allyson Baker, who leads Paul Hastings’ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) practice.

“We were impressed with Meredith’s experience guiding financial services companies through complex investigations and litigation, and know that our clients will feel the same,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “Welcoming Meredith so quickly after the arrival of Allyson Baker is a great indication of our strength in serving our financial services clients across their businesses, and particularly in the critical area of consumer protection investigations and litigation.”

“Paul Hastings’ impressive performance and growth story, along with its collaborative culture, were very attractive to me,” said Ms. Boylan. “I am excited to reunite with my longtime colleague Allyson Baker and work together with her and all of my new partners to continue to grow my practice.”


Ms. 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. Ms. Boylan previously served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where she prosecuted appeals involving complex and novel legal issues. 


Paul Hastings’ Investigations & White Collar Defense practice brings together senior defense lawyers and former enforcement attorneys from the U.S. DOJ, SEC, CFPB, and state attorney general offices, as well as lawyers with extensive in-house experience effectively handling investigations and compliance programs. The practice has played key roles in groundbreaking Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlements over the last decade and handled anti-corruption matters in more than 100 countries around the world. The Paul Hastings team is ranked in the Top 10 of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices, and was named Compliance Group of the Year by Law360.

Paul Hastings’ Global Fintech & Payments practice is a Chambers Band-1 Rated Fintech (U.S.) practice and includes numerous Chambers-rated Fintech partners. It is the recipient of numerous accolades and is viewed as the preeminent Fintech practice in the U.S. The global team offers clients unparalleled expertise in Fintech, payment systems, bank regulatory and legislative issues, and represents an array of U.S. and international clients, including both leading global financial institutions and innovative start-ups.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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