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Meredith Moss is a trial lawyer who focuses on complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. As a partner in our Professional Liability and Securities Enforcement and Regulation practices, Meredith represents professional services firms and other clients, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to accounting and auditing.

Meredith counsels professional services firms in investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and state regulators. An experienced litigator, she also represents these clients in a variety of state and federal jurisdictions, from motion practice through discovery and trial.

In addition, Meredith represents public companies, individual officers and directors, and investment banks in civil litigation and government investigations. She also has experience with planning and conducting independent investigations.

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Credentials

B.A., University of Utah, cum laude

J.D., University of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

District of Columbia

New York

Matters

Trial counsel to Deloitte & Touche LLP in a $1.2 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Florida Department of Financial Services as receiver of three Florida insurance companies. Deloitte obtained a complete defense verdict following a six-week jury trial.

Trial counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a $3 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Plan Administrator of MF Global Holdings Ltd.

Trial counsel to an auditor in the first contested PCAOB disciplinary proceeding (result confidential).

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Trial counsel to Deloitte & Touche LLP in a $1.2 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Florida Department of Financial Services as receiver of three Florida insurance companies. Deloitte obtained a complete defense verdict following a six-week jury trial.

Trial counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a $3 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Plan Administrator of MF Global Holdings Ltd.

Trial counsel to an auditor in the first contested PCAOB disciplinary proceeding (result confidential).

Defense of a Big 4 accounting firm of claims arising from its audits of a large financial institution and the latter’s valuation of complex financial assets known as interest-only strips.

Defense of a Big 4 accounting firm in state and federal MDL actions arising out of insolvencies of reciprocal insurance companies domiciled in Virginia and Tennessee.

Defended PwC against claims arising out of the acquisition and subsequent sale of a human resources consulting business as part of a US$280 million transaction. Obtained a complete defense verdict for PwC following a bench trial in the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, New York County. KL Properties, L.P. v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Index No. 603798/02 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2005).

Defended a chief financial officer in an SEC investigation relating to accounting for reinsurance contracts; no enforcement action brought.

Represented an individual in an SEC investigation relating to revenue recognition and other accounting matters; no enforcement action brought.

Represented professional services firms and individuals in numerous confidential SEC and PCAOB investigations.

Matters

Trial counsel to Deloitte & Touche LLP in a $1.2 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Florida Department of Financial Services as receiver of three Florida insurance companies. Deloitte obtained a complete defense verdict following a six-week jury trial.

Trial counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a $3 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Plan Administrator of MF Global Holdings Ltd.

Trial counsel to an auditor in the first contested PCAOB disciplinary proceeding (result confidential).

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Matters

Trial counsel to Deloitte & Touche LLP in a $1.2 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Florida Department of Financial Services as receiver of three Florida insurance companies. Deloitte obtained a complete defense verdict following a six-week jury trial.

Trial counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a $3 billion malpractice lawsuit brought by the Plan Administrator of MF Global Holdings Ltd.

Trial counsel to an auditor in the first contested PCAOB disciplinary proceeding (result confidential).

Defense of a Big 4 accounting firm of claims arising from its audits of a large financial institution and the latter’s valuation of complex financial assets known as interest-only strips.

Defense of a Big 4 accounting firm in state and federal MDL actions arising out of insolvencies of reciprocal insurance companies domiciled in Virginia and Tennessee.

Defended PwC against claims arising out of the acquisition and subsequent sale of a human resources consulting business as part of a US$280 million transaction. Obtained a complete defense verdict for PwC following a bench trial in the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, New York County. KL Properties, L.P. v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Index No. 603798/02 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2005).

Defended a chief financial officer in an SEC investigation relating to accounting for reinsurance contracts; no enforcement action brought.

Represented an individual in an SEC investigation relating to revenue recognition and other accounting matters; no enforcement action brought.

Represented professional services firms and individuals in numerous confidential SEC and PCAOB investigations.

Credentials

B.A., University of Utah, cum laude

J.D., University of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

District of Columbia

New York