Janis M. Meyer


Janis M. Meyer is a partner in the Litigation Department and the General Counsel of Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf LLP. She is also an ex officio member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She has represented clients in a variety of industries including banking (U.S. and international), financial products, insurance, and investment banking and has litigated cases in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Ms. Meyer is also a member of Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Diversity and Women’s Initiatives Committees and is the past chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers.

Selected Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair of International Litigation Committee (1993-94)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers (1993-present)
  • Chair (2007-2011)
  • Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession (2004-present)
  • Committee on International Law (1996-1998)
  • Committee on Product Liability (1992-95)
  • Committee on Gender Bias in the Federal Courts (1992-93)

Board Memberships

  • Hofstra University Board of Trustees
  • Trustee (1993-present)
  • Vice-Chair (1996-1999, 2002-2003)


  • Co-author, “Expenses and Disbursements,” Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (Chapter 15), with Ronald N. Finn, West (2000, 2007).
  • Commentary, Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 45, The Practice Commentaries Series, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1781, 1782, 1783, NITA (2001). 

 Speeches & Programs

  • Panelist, National Forum on Law Firm Diversity, American Conference Institute (September 2006, January 2007).
  • Speaker, “Pushing the Issue Forward: Retaining & Advancing Women Attorneys in Your Firm,” Ark Group (July 2007).
  • Speaker, “Risk Management for the Modern Law Firm,” Ark Group (March 2007).
  • Panelist, “Creating Effective Risk Management Programs,” Law Firm General Counsels’ Forum, The Hildebrandt Institute (November 2005).
  • Panelist, “Developments in Employment Practices and Management Liability,” Large Law Firm Symposium, AON (October 2004).
  • Panelist, Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, ABA Annual Meetings, New York (Summer 2000), Chicago (Summer 2001).
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Northeast Regional Program, Hempstead, NY (August 1993, August 1996).
  • “Preventing, Detecting and Prosecuting International Money Laundering and Transaction Fraud,” Global Business Research, Ltd., Miami (December 1995).
  • “Billing Practices,” Legal Tech, New York City (January 1995).
  • “How to Conduct Discovery in International Litigation,” ABA International Law Section Program, New Orleans (August 1995).
  • Faculty Member, New York County Lawyers Association/National Institute for Trial Advocacy Program (April 1993, October 1994).
  • “The Art of Taking Depositions,” Practising Law Institute, New York City (February 1992).


  • Hofstra University School of Law, 1981, J.D., With Distinction; Outstanding Law Graduate Award; Managing Editor, Hofstra Law Review
  • Ohio State University, M.A.
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois