Meredith C. Slawe

Meredith C. Slawe

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials; Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation
Meredith Slawe represents clients across a range of industries in class actions nationwide and mass arbitrations. She often secures early victories to help clients avoid protracted litigation, including by developing strategies that prompt plaintiffs to dismiss their claims, compelling arbitration, defeating class certification and obtaining dismissals at summary judgment. Ms. Slawe also advises retailers and consumer-facing companies in connection with artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies.


Ms. Slawe frequently works on cases focused on cutting-edge privacy and consumer protection issues under federal and state statutes. Prior to joining Skadden, she served as head of her previous firm’s retail industry practice and co-head of its class actions practice, giving her deep experience in advising retailers and consumer companies on class actions and mitigating litigation and enforcement risk. She has handled matters in several jurisdictions involving compliance with federal and state laws, including the Video Privacy Protection Act, Biometric Information Privacy Act, California Invasion of Privacy Act, Federal Wiretap Act, Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, California Consumer Privacy Act and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, among many others.

Ms. Slawe was elected to the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation and has been the recipient of numerous legal awards and accolades, including from The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500. She is frequently invited to speak and write on issues pertaining to class actions, privacy, consumer arbitration and the retail industry. Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer on privacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has presented at the Annenberg School of Communications. Ms. Slawe is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and speaks regularly on issues pertaining to women in the profession.



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2005
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 2001


  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, Litigation Innovation Board, Bloomberg Law
  • Member, Brandeis Law Society
  • Education Chair, Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia
  • Member, Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • Member, Visionary Women’s Committee, Moore College of Art and Design
  • Advocacy Committee, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Trustees, National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Member, Penn Law Alumni Society
  • Member, Corporate Executive Board, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Member, Defense Division, Retail Litigation Center

Meredith C. Slawe

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials; Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation