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Meshach Rhoades

Meshach Rhoades is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. She is an experienced litigator and trusted advisor to senior management in all facets of complex commercial, regulatory, and finance litigation. Meshach has litigated a variety of cases regarding complex contracts, intellectual property, business torts, real estate, class actions, finance and mortgage banking litigation, and labor and employment in state and federal courts nationwide. Her clients include government agencies, municipalities, Fortune 100 companies and closely held businesses.

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Meshach was in-house counsel for a Fortune 200 company where she spearheaded issues relating to real estate, network and finance/facility cost negotiation and litigation.

Agribusiness and Food
Meshach is co-leader of the firm’s Agribusiness and Food practice area and assists businesses in enforcement actions to ensure compliance with the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Department of Agriculture and other regulatory bodies. Meshach has extensive experience with federal and state dairy, energy drink and juice regulations. She counsels clients on product distribution, safety and risk management, labeling and general supply chain issues. Meshach serves as lead counsel for The Coca-Cola Company and Minute Maid on dairy regulation compliance in all 50 states.

Finance and Regulatory Litigation 
Meshach represents corporate clients in class action, single-plaintiff, regulatory proceedings and complex mortgage litigation. She is currently class action counsel defending litigation for a financial services entity involving challenges to contract terms compliance, RESPA and TILA. She has also defended clients in administrative enforcement proceedings and investigations, including HUD RESPA enforcement actions, fair housing and fair lending complaints and investigations.

Meshach has significant regulatory experience with administrative agencies and public utility commissions throughout the country. She has represented telecommunications and energy companies before federal and state courts and administrative bodies regarding rates, right-of-way, cable landing licenses, VoIP and cloud computing.

Employment and Labor Litigation
Meshach represents large corporate employers in class action and single-plaintiff litigation involving internal investigations, employee terminations, ADA accommodation, FLSA, discrimination and harassment issues and wage and hour matters. She has tried employment cases in federal and state courts and handled complex arbitrations.

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