From representing clients in the automotive, health care, and banking industries, Meredith develops efficient strategies for legal challenges. Her experience includes handling internal investigations, defending corporations in government investigations and litigation world-wide, and trying a federal murder case. Meredith Jones Kingsley is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and representing corporations in government and internal investigations. Meredith serves clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, health care, and banking. Meredith has extensive experience defending companies against qui tam litigation and associated government investigations and representing domestic and foreign companies in investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's offices, and foreign competition authorities. Meredith has experience representing clients in state and federal courts and arbitration. She served as appointed co-defense counsel in a federal murder trial. Meredith's other litigation and trial experiences include preparing witnesses for depositions, government interviews, and arbitrations; appearing for and arguing on behalf of clients in all phases of an auto parts multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceeding; and arguing two appeals before the Eleventh Circuit. Before joining Alston & Bird, Meredith served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She received her J.D. in 2009 from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was symposium editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. Meredith earned her B.A., cum laude, in international business administration from Rhodes College in 2005 and a graduate diploma in commerce from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.