Meryl currently serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at T&M Protection Resources, LLC, a corporate investigations and intelligence firm based in New York City. In this capacity, she drives the overall legal and compliance policy for the firm, assists clients with regulatory and legal compliance and enforcement issues, and supervises anti-money laundering and financial fraud investigations. She is also in charge of T&M’s Cannabis Banking Risk Management group. Meryl has been with T&M since 2018.
Prior to working at T&M, Meryl served for twelve years as Chief of the Money Laundering Investigations Unit and Statewide Crime Proceeds Strike Force for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she investigated and prosecuted violations of money laundering as well as violations of the Banking and Tax laws. She led a task force of regulators, civil and criminal investigators, agents, auditors, and attorneys from multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. She prosecuted cases in both state and federal courts and maintained Department of Justice issued Top Secret Clearance while conducting investigations with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Before she ran the Strike Force, Meryl spent four years tracking down and prosecuting organized crime at the Organized Crime Task Force. Meryl started her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.
Meryl is also a noted public speaker and subject matter expert in the field of money laundering and financial crime, speaking at conferences both domestically and internationally. For her impact in the fight against money laundering and financial crime, she received the ACAMS Professional of the Year Award.