Education

  • NYU School of Law, (J.D. 2005)
  • University of Texas (B.S. Mathematics 2000)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Admitted to Bar, 2005, California
  • Admitted to Bar, 2018, Texas

Professional Activities

  • Vice-Chair of Board of American Gateways, 2017-present
  • Donor relations, Board of American Gateways, 2017-present

Meera de Mel

associate

512.960.4865 /  meera@wittliffcutter.com  /  vCard  /   / 

Meera Lea de Mel is US/CIPP certified, and advises a broad range of emerging growth companies at all stages of their lifecycles. Her practice spans a broad range of business transactions, and she provides advice on corporate governance matters to investors and entrepreneurs. Meera also works on matters of data privacy and security, digital media, commercial agreements and regulatory compliance, and assists on a variety of litigation-related matters, as needed. In her spare time, she does pro bono immigration work.

Prior to joining Wittliff Cutter, Meera served as general counsel to the US Embassy in Baghdad, worked as Attorney Adviser for the US State Department, representing the US Government in international arbitration in the Hague, and served as Senior Policy Adviser to the US Permanent Representative to the UN. Meera also ran the global law program at her alma mater, NYU School of Law.

  • Represented company in both Series Seed and Series A financing, helping to close $8 million round of financing
  • Assisted various early-stage companies in obtaining both convertible debt and SAFE financing
  • Negotiated both stock and asset acquisitions for various companies
  • Represented several companies in significant corporate restructurings, managing conversions and creation of various subsidiaries, and handling other matters to perfect their corporate status
  • Regularly advises a range of new companies regarding the formation process, handling all relevant filings and drafting core governance documents

Education

  • NYU School of Law, (J.D. 2005)
  • University of Texas (B.S. Mathematics 2000)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Admitted to Bar, 2005, California
  • Admitted to Bar, 2018, Texas

Professional Activities

  • Vice-Chair of Board of American Gateways, 2017-present
  • Donor relations, Board of American Gateways, 2017-present