Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Tabitha Meier co-chairs the firm’s white collar, compliance and investigations practice group. She concentrates her international practice on compliance, including investigations, monitorships and the development of effective compliance programmes. Additionally, she served in leadership of two monitorships in the past six years regarding corruption, bribery and trade control violations, the Olympus monitorship involving violations of anti-kickback and anti-corruption laws in the United States and Latin America, and, most recently, the ongoing ZTE monitorship, which relates to violations of US trade law.
Regarding ZTE, Tabitha was specifically designated by the Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department Commerce, as a member of the management team supporting Special Compliance Coordinator, Roscoe C Howard, Jr, in the performance of his monitorship mandate. That monitorship involves monitoring hundreds of locations around the world, interviewing thousands of employees and contractors, transactional testing and assessing compliance with US law across various business functions, including finance and accounting, sales, supply chain, research and development, engineering service, information technology, trade shows and standard setting organisations.
She spent several years in-house as employment and compliance counsel for a multinational, publicly traded company.
She counsels organisations on compliance best practices and serves as outside compliance officer for companies in transition.