Toni M. Mele
- Managing Director
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- F: +1 212 841 9350
- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
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- F: +1 212 841 9350
- B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
- New York State Bar Association
Toni M. Mele is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment based in New York. With more than 18 years of litigation and investigative experience, Ms. Mele manages complex, high-stakes domestic and international corporate, white-collar and regulatory investigations, advises on strategies to improve policies, procedures and internal controls, and participates in compliance reviews and on monitorship teams. Ms. Mele’s investigative expertise covers many areas and specialties including internal investigations, government investigations, fraud and forensic investigations, employee misconduct, and anti-money laundering and anti-corruption investigations. Ms. Mele draws on her years of experience working as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, the financial services industry and private practice to provide clients with valuable strategies to assist them solve complicated issues and problems.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Mele worked in the Office of the General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase, where she was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in the Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement group. Ms. Mele’s work focused on representing JPMorgan Chase in significant law enforcement investigations and bank regulatory inquiries relating to the Consumer Banking lines-of-business. She conducted and managed internal investigations implicating the Bank Secrecy Act, False Claims Act, violations of banking and consumer laws, and white-collar fraud.
From 2003 to 2012, Ms. Mele was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she led several high-profile, multi-defendant investigations involving international money laundering, white-collar fraud, including bank, mail, wire, credit card, mortgage and healthcare fraud, international drug trafficking, identity theft and corruption.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Mele was in private practice as a litigation associate at the law firms of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. Ms. Mele began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Jorge A. Solis, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.