Meena T. Sinfelt Partner
Meena represents clients in government investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of State, Department of Treasury, Congressional inquiries, the Inspector General for various federal agencies, qui tam actions, FCPA matters, and tort and contract disputes. She also counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and international export regulations and antitrust compliance matters. Meena has substantial experience conducting internal investigations and witness preparation for grand jury appearances, federal agency proffers and depositions. She has experience handling cross-border electronic discovery issues and has managed all phases of discovery for criminal and civil matters.
Meena represents corporations and individuals in government prosecutions by the Antitrust Section of DOJ concerning allegations of horizontal price fixing and customer allocation. In the civil litigation arena, she represents corporations facing allegations of price fixing, customer allocation, exclusive contracts, and attempted monopolization brought under the Sherman Act. Meena was appointed and served as co-liaison counsel for all defendants in the Air Cargo Shipping Antitrust Litigation, pending in the Eastern District of New York under the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) procedures.
Meena has also tried and won cases for indigent pro bono clients seeking asylum in the United States to avoid persecution in their home country on account of the client's religious beliefs or social group status. She has also successfully prevented the removal of a client who was granted refugee status in the United States as a Lost Boy of Sudan. Meena also serves on the Legal Advisory Committee to the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Ohio Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Women's White Collar Defense Association
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014-2017
D.C. Court of Appeals,2013 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll