Janis M. Meyer

Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Having served as the general counsel of a global firm, Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms. During her career, Ms. Meyer has also represented and advised clients in a variety of industries, including banking, financial products and insurance.

Ms. Meyer began her legal career in 1983 in the New York office of White & Case, where she was an associate and then partner in the Litigation Department. Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in January 2015, she was a partner and the General Counsel of Dewey & LeBoeuf and its predecessor, Dewey Ballantine. She was a member of the two-person wind-down committee that oversaw Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing in 2012 and the subsequent wind-down of the firm.

Ms. Meyer is an adjunct professor of law at The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she teaches "The Nuts & Bolts of Lawyering" and Legal Ethics. Ms. Meyer clerked for the Honorable George C. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Antitrust and 3) White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
Law School Hofstra University School of Law (J.D.,1981)
Education University of Puget Sound (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/janis-meyer-a013ab86
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