Meir Feder

Meir Feder
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017-6702
Phone: (212) 326-7870
Fax: (212) 755-7306
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site:

Position Areas of Practice Bar Admissions
Education Published Works Representative Cases
Lawyer Profile:

Meir Feder has argued appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and in eight federal circuits; he also briefs and argues state court appeals and dispositive motions in significant trial level cases. He has experience in multiple practice areas, including securities, antitrust, class action, consumer, criminal, and employment litigation.

Meir argued and won Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), in the U.S. Supreme Court. His other recent matters include successfully representing American Needle in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 130 S. Ct. 2201 (2010); obtaining the dismissal of a securities class action against Dell seeking more than $20 billion in damages; and representing the creator of the iconic Obama "Hope" image in copyright litigation over that image.

Meir heads the Issues & Appeals Practice in the New York Office. Prior to joining the Firm, he was deputy chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Before assuming that supervisory position, he prosecuted criminal cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office and tried seven cases in federal district court.

Meir serves on the board of the Office of the Appellate Defender, a not-for-profit organization that provides appellate and post-conviction representation in the New York State courts. He also has been an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law, where he taught Supreme Court advocacy and co-directed the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Meir previously served as one of the pro bono coordinators for the Firm's New York Office.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Issues & Appeals
Appellate Advocacy in the U.S. Supreme Court
Appellate Litigation in Other Federal & State Courts
Trial Litigation in Federal & State Courts
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989
Honors: magna cum laude
Law Review: Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Editor

Columbia University, 1986
Honors: summa cum laude

Published Works:
Key to Appellate Brief Writing: Keeping Your Reader in Mind, Appellate Practice, Volume 28, Number 2, 2009

Stoneridge v. Scientific-Atlanta: Securities Fraud Defendants Look To Continue Their Streak, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Issues & Overview, 2008

Stoneridge v. Scientific-Atlantic: The Death Knell for 'Scheme' Liability?, Securities Litigation & Regulation, Vol. 13, Iss. 13, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Securities Fraud Suits Must Be Dismissed Unless Plaintiffs Plead Fact Establishing a "Cogent and Compelling Inference" of Fraudulent Intent, 2007

Cause and Effect: Section 10b-5 Not a Loss Insurance Policy, Practice Perspectives: Securities and Shareholder Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 2007

An Appellate Practice In New York: Wave Of The Future? The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2006

Representative Cases:
Alfa Capital Markets successfully defends against RICO claim related to plaintiff’s failed investment in Russian telecommunications company
Cole National challenges California restrictions on business and financial relationships between opticians and optometrist or ophthalmologist (2009) defeats class certification in a proposed Illinois class action involving Internet website marketing obtains summary judgment in Illinois consumer class action successfully petitions for interlocutory appeal
Dell obtains dismissal of securities litigation (2009)
EDS resolves consolidated securities fraud action and ERISA class action
Experian defeats putative class action in Second Circuit based on preemption of state law under the FCRA
Experian defeats suit in Ninth Circuit challenging, under Federal Credit Reporting Act, Experian's reporting of debt discharged in bankruptcy
Experian prevails in 11th Circuit appeal in one of first applications of Safeco to a Fair Credit Reporting Act case (2009)
Federated Department Stores division appeals NLRB decision
Federated Dept. Stores defends NLRB decision on appeal
Habeas corpus case involving claim of actual innocence scores victory before the 6th Circuit (2009)
IBM successfully appeals environmental contamination ruling
Individual appeals convictions for securities fraud to Second Circuit
Macy's obtains favorable Second Circuit ruling in Title VII case challenging company policy for arbitrating employment disputes
NACCO makes $325 unsolicited tender offer for Applica (2009)
Prisoner represented in the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in case involving the Prison Litigation Reform Act's exhaustion requirement
SOURCECORP securities litigation dismissal upheld by 5th Circuit
Tobacco retailers association files amicus brief in appeal from cigar trademark ruling
Past Employment Positions:
Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk

Judge William A. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1989 - 1990

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York: Deputy Chief of Appeals Unit, 2002 - 2003

West Practice Categories:
Bankruptcy Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, International Trade Litigation, Litigation & Appeals, Military & Veterans Appeals, Multidistrict Litigation, Patent Litigation, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our West Legal Directory disclaimers.