Megan Kinsella Kistler is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, where she represents institutional and individual shareholders in derivative lawsuits and securities class actions. 

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Kistler served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Attorneys’ Offices for the Northern District of New York, Criminal Division, and the Middle District of Florida, Economic Crimes and Asset Forfeiture Sections.  As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, she investigated and prosecuted complex schemes involving public corruption, wire fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, international tax fraud, government programs fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.  Ms. Kistler was the recipient of the “Tampa Region Financial Crimes and Inspectors General Council Certificate of Achievement in Public Corruption Investigation” award for her work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida on the prosecution of two Tampa police officers who committed theft of government funds.

Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Ms. Kistler worked as a litigation associate for several years at a highly-regarded international defense law firm, where she was involved in white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.

Ms. Kistler earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She earned her J.D., from New York University School of Law in 2010. During law school, Ms. Kistler was a legal intern for the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, International Narcotics Strike Force.

Ms. Kistler is admitted only in New York. She is applying for admission to the District of Columbia Bar and is currently working under the close supervision of the partners of the firm who are admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.