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Meg Strickler
Atlanta, GA
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Meg Strickler is one of the nation's leading attorneys on internet crime and technology law who is licensed to practice in GA, NY and CA. She counsels clients on complex information privacy and security issues, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions and online fraud. She is a preeminent trial lawyer who represents individuals and corporations, financial institutions and professional firms in criminal investigations, including SEC and tax proceedings. She also conducts extensive internal investigations for corporations and privately held businesses. In addition, she represents individuals facing tax, health care, government contracting, insider trading and bank fraud investigations. Through the years, Ms. Strickler has also chaired and lectured on a variety of transnational and international legal panels at legal seminars around the world concerning criminal law, anti-corruption, business crime, human rights, and international criminal law.

Meg is a member of the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee and will publish “Recent Developments in Privacy Law” in the ABA’s Business Law Journal. In 2017, Ms. Strickler was formally appointed to the International Bar Association (IBA) Cyber Security Task Force which formally published its guidelines in October 2018.  Along with her "Legal Dream Team” members, she recently won an Emmy award for coverage of the "Hot Car Death" trial. She is the co-chair of the ITechLaw Cyber Crime Committee and the former co-chair of the IBA Criminal Law Committee and the former co-chair of the IBA Cyber Crime subcommittee.  She is currently North American Liaison of the IBA War Crimes Committee and an Advisory Board Member of the IBA Professional Ethics Committee.  She is also the current ABA Section on International Law Liaison to the ABA Criminal Justice Section and serves on the Steering Group for the ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee. Meg is also very active in the U.S. Women’s White Collar Defense Association where she is a member of the Development Committee.

In her practice, Ms. Strickler is very successful in speaking with law enforcement in the very early stages of a criminal investigation. At the federal level, if you are called to visit HR for questioning, if you receive a "target letter", a friendly visit or phone call from an agent or agents, or are subject to a search warrant, call Conaway & Strickler, PC immediately, and tell law enforcement/in house counsel/HR you are contacting a lawyer and will only speak to them with counsel present. For these situations, please immediately call Meg's cell phone: 646-535-8185/404-695-0500. At the state level, a detective will call or stop by and "just want to talk". Don't. It NEVER is a good idea. And no, retaining a lawyer will not influence law enforcement to think you are guilty. It is just that you must protect yourself and your rights at all times.

Ms. Strickler’s success for defending her clients is based, in part, on her study and knowledge of drug, alcohol and other addiction and dependency problems that are sometimes part of the reason her clients find themselves in trouble with the law in the first place. Ms. Strickler also works on behalf of clients and their families facing mental health issues. She works with her clients to understand how a mental health crisis may have led to her client's arrest.  She knows our criminal justice system fails our citizens and our communities in that it doesn't really take into account the great number of ways addiction problems and mental health issues can pull people and their families into the criminal justice system.  The criminal laws of our country tend to treat all persons facing arrest as "one size fits all" and it fails to take into account how problems with addictions to things as diverse as alcohol and drugs to gambling can lead people into problems with the law. She works with clients to bring these issues to the attention of law enforcement and prosecutors early, so that clients can be treated as a human being needing help and not just another statistic.  The best thing she can do for a client is to get their case dismissed before an indictment or accusation is ever drafted by the prosecutor.

Meg regularly appears on national TV where she comments on high profile cases. She has appeared on Fox, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC, HLN, CNN, CNN International, Global News in Canada and CourtTV, among others. She has also appeared on all of the Atlanta local television news programs in relation to her representation of her clients. She has also provided legal commentary on Fox radio stations throughout the country. She has been cited in print publications including People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, the Irish Independent, IBA Global Insight and Credit Union Times. Meg is also the author of many articles on international legal issues.

Meg is currently an adjunct professor for Emory Law School's Kessler-Eidson Institute for Trial Advocacy, where she instructs law school students in the art of case preparation and trial advocacy. She also teaches ethics to first year Emory Law students through a three day round table discussion involving first year law students, law school faculty and practicing attorneys. She also helps Emory University School of Law's Moot Court Special Teams in their various competitions each year.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Charges
  • Computer and Internet Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Forgery
  • Theft and Shoplifting Crimes
  • Prescription Drug Offenses
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Benefit Fraud (Medicaid, Medicare, VA, etc.)
  • RICO
  • Conspiracy Actions
  • FCPA
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering Actions
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Bank and Wire Fraud
  • International Extradition
  • Tax Evasion
  • Filing False Returns or Fictitious Information in a Tax Return
  • SBA Paycheck Protection Progam Loan Fraud Investigations

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1997
  • California, 1999
  • New York, 2004


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: Outstanding Academic Record, Recognized by the Dean of Students
  • University of Delaware
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Criminal Justice


  • Spoke at International Bar Association Annual Conference in Prague, September 2005
  • IBA Annual Conference in Chicago, September 2006
  • IBA Annual Conference in Madrid, October 2009
  • IBA Annual Conference in Vancouver, October 2010
  • IBA, Transnational Crime Conference in Amsterdam, June 2011
  • IBA Annual Conference in Dubai, October 2011
  • IBA, Transnational Crime Conference in São Paulo, June 2012
  • Spoke at and chaired entire conference - IBA Transnational Crime Conference in Miami, Florida in May 2013
  • IBA Annual Conference in Boston, Cyber Crime and Money Laundering, October 2013
  • IBA Annual Conference in Dublin - International Criminal Law, September 2012
  • Judge for ABA Law Student Negotiation Competition, American Bar Association, 11/02/2013
  • Cyber Crime in iTechlaw, Bangalore, India, 01/31/2014
  • Chaired entire conference and spoke on Counterfeiting at the 17th Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference in Istanbul, April 2014
  • Brussels Technology Days on Cyber Crime, http://www.brusselstechnologydays.com/programme/, October 2014
  • iTechlaw European Conference in Paris on Cyber Crime, October 2014
  • Spoke at IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan on Bitcoins and Cybercrime and on Aviation law and crime, October 2014
  • Moderated Panel on Developing and Executing Crisis Management Procedures, IBA Best Practices and New Developments in High Stakes Litigation and Arbitration Conference, December 2014
  • Faculty at Cyber Space Camp and spoke on Cyber Crime - Recent Trends, Bangalore, India, iTechlaw, January 2015
  • IBA Annual Conference in Vienna – spoke on Global Rape Laws, IBA and Equality Now and Cyber Crime Recent Trends, October 2015
  • Cyber Insurance and Cyber Crime, 2015 iTechlaw European Conference London, November 2015
  • Cyber Attacks on Law Firms - Are We Prepared? IBA Law Firm Management Committee Retreat, Bad Blumau, Austria, October 2015
  • Data Breach Preparation, Miami, iTechlaw, May 2016
  • Professionalism and Ethics Globally, IBA Annual Conference, Washington DC, September 2016
  • IBA Annual Conference, Business Email Compromise Fraud panel, Sydney, October 2017
  • International Refugee Law Committee, “Beyond Rhetoric: The Role & Rights of Refugees in an Innovated Global Economy” Panel, Miami, October 2017
  • IBA Annual Conference - Cyber Security Guidelines and Professional Ethics, Rome, October 2018
  • United Nations Gender Equality Panel, March 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Kessler-Eidson Institute for Trial Advocacy, Emory Law School
  • ABA Cyber Space Committee of BLS Privacy Checklist contributor
  • Teaches at The State Bar of Georgia’s Committee on Professionalism and The State of Georgia’s Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism at Emory University School of Law
  • Judge for The Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition
  • Guest Bench Emory's Moot Court Special Teams (Gibbons Criminal Procedure), Emory University School of Law, 2014 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Leader in Criminal Defense, Time Magazine
  • One of America's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers, Newsweek Magazine
  • Rising Star Superlawyer, Atlanta Magazine
  • Superb Rating, AVVO
  • Emmy Award for legal analysis on NBC local news affiliate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association, Former Criminal Law Committee, Former co-Chair
  • International Bar Association, Former Business Crime and Criminal Law Committees, Newsletter Coordinator
  • International Bar Association, former Cyber Crime Subcommittee member
  • iTechlaw - Cyber Crime Committee, co-chair
  • International Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee Advisory Board Member
  • The Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • Southern District of Georgia
  • Southern District of New York
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law Liaison to the Criminal Justice Section
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association, Development Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Steering Group Member, International Anticorruption Committee
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Board Member, International Bar Association Business Law International Journal

Pro Bono Activities

  • Emory University School of Law's Moot Court Special Teams


  • French


  • Alpha Omicron Pi

Recent Case Results

A real estate developer under federal investigation for bank and tax fraud: Dan conducted an internal compliance audit…
A Federal employee under federal investigation for Possession of Child Pornography – Dan conducted…
A corporate sales manager charged with wire and bank fraud from a fortune 500 company. The client took responsibility for his actions…
A company owner accused of being an active member of a mortgage fraud ring. Meg was able to work very closely with government…
An office manager accused of defrauding her company’s clients. Meg and Dan gained access to the government’s case…