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Ariadne M. Clinton

Senior Attorney

I have over 20 years of experience in M&A, private funding, corporate governance, securities regulation and compliance, and civil and criminal litigation. Coupled with my broad legal background with a specific expertise in the financial services industry, and the FinTech sector in particular. As a former financial advisor, I hold Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and not only do I understand the business-side, but have a keen understanding of the complex regulatory environment post-Dodd-Frank. As a former senior staff counsel at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, where I was instrumental in investigating several high-profile insider trading and market manipulation cases. And as a former defense counsel for several large insurance companies and broker dealers, I helped clients navigate the current ever-evolving financial regulatory landscape. Prior to joining Meyer Law, I worked at Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, the SEC, and Debevoise & Plimpton. 

Why do you love what you do?

My husband, Tom, is a Silicon Valley physicist and his work has given me a great admiration for technology, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. I love the energy of the start up sector and helping clients realize their dreams through effective legal advice and planning.

Where did you go to undergrad and law school?

I am a graduate of Georgetown University where I earned a degree, with honors, in Political Science and English. I hold a J.D., with honors, from the Georgetown University Law Center and was selected to be the Editor-in-Chief of The American Criminal Law Review, the country’s premier criminal law journal, during my time in law school. I recently completed VC University led by Adam Sterling, Maryam Haque, and Bobby Franklin (Feb 2023). I am admitted to practice law in New York and D.C. 

What are you waiting for?

We would love to learn more about your business!  

Whether you have a specific legal question for a new product you are launching or you need ongoing support for a growing company or you’re on an in-house team and need help with quarter-end contract negotiations, we’re happy to help as much or as little as needed. 

With offices in Chicago, IL, Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA, our team at Meyer Law has helped thousands of companies across the United States, including companies featured on Shark Tank and Inc. 500 list, with corporate, contracts, employment, intellectual property, fundraising, investment, privacy and data protection matters.

Contact us today to set up a consultation with a business lawyer!