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Meir Feder
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Contact

(T) +1.212.326.7870
(F) +1.212.755.7306

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude 1989; Supreme Court Editor, Harvard Law Review; argued for championship team, Ames Moot Court Competition); Columbia University (B.A. summa cum laude 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • New York; District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to: Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme Court (1990 Term) and Judge William A. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1989-1990)

Government Service

  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York: Deputy Chief of Appeals Unit (2001 and 2002-2003) and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division (1997-2003)

Meir Feder has argued appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and in eight federal circuits. Among other leading cases, he argued and won the landmark personal jurisdiction case Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), in the U.S. Supreme Court, and successfully represented American Needle in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 130 S. Ct. 2201 (2010). Meir also briefs and argues state court appeals and dispositive motions in significant trial level cases across the country. He heads the Issues & Appeals Practice in the New York Office.

Other recent experience includes successfully representing corporations sued under the Anti-Terrorism Act and Alien Tort Statute and arguing one of the first federal appeals addressing Article III standing under the Supreme Court's 2016 Spokeo decision regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Meir also has represented securities issuers in federal securities fraud litigation and defendants in several consumer class actions. Prior to joining Jones Day, Meir was a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as deputy chief appellate attorney and tried criminal cases in federal district court.

In 2016, Meir was elected to membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the boards of the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and the Office of the Appellate Defender and as vice chair of the National Legal Committee of AJC. He also has taught several classes on Supreme Court advocacy at NYU.


Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • "Highly recommended" for Supreme Court and appellate litigation, The Legal 500 US

    Super Lawyers (2011-2016) — appellate

    Best Lawyers in America — appellate

    Benchmark Litigation — national, local, and Second Circuit star
Meir Feder