Meredith Fitzpatrick

Director of Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance
Directrice en Cryptomonnaies et Conformité
Washington DC
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+1 202 836 1425
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Biography

Meredith joined FRA’s Washington, DC office after seven years as a Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). She is a subject matter expert in the investigation of cryptocurrency enabled money laundering and computer intrusion incidents, including Russian state sponsored computer intrusions, non-compliant cryptocurrency exchanges, theft of Personally Identifiable Information and Intellectual Property, ransomware, dark-web marketplaces, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes. Meredith has extensive experience working multinational investigations and collaborating with foreign intelligence services and law enforcement agencies to solve complex investigative issues.

As a member of the FBI’s Virtual Currency Response Team, she provided subject matter expertise for the FBI’s largest cryptocurrency money laundering cases and hands-on tracing training to FBI agents, prosecutors, and law enforcement partners. Meredith led investigations into non-compliant cryptocurrency exchanges and liaised with numerous blockchain analysis companies, cryptocurrency exchanges, and mining pools.

Meredith has deep experience tracing complex cryptocurrency money laundering typologies using open source and commercial blockchain analysis tools including Chainalysis, TRM, and CipherTrace. She holds multiple certifications for blockchain analysis tools including Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC), Chainalysis Ethereum Investigations Certification (CEIC), TRM Crypto Fundamentals Certification (TRM-CFC), TRM Certified Investigator (TRM-CI), TRM Advanced Crypto Investigator (TRM-ACI), and TRM Crypto Compliance Specialist (TRM-CSS). She also holds the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), and GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certifications from the SANS Institute.

At FRA, Meredith uses her investigative experience and deep ties in the crypto and blockchain intelligence industries to develop solutions that support organizations resolving issues associated with cryptocurrency and emerging financial technology. Meredith has used her blockchain expertise to investigate cryptocurrency enabled money laundering, wash-trading allegations, and high-value cryptocurrency thefts. 

Prior to the FBI, Meredith worked at boutique Information Technology firm, Sotera Defence Solutions, who serviced Intelligence Community federal government clients. Meredith graduated from Williams College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Statistics.

Authority experience

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Openbaar Ministerie (OM)
French National Police (Police Nationale)
Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Awards & Recognition

Accreditations

Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC)
Chainalysis Ethereum Investigations Certification (CEIC)
TRM Crypto Fundamentals Certification (TRM-CFC)
TRM Certified Investigator (TRM-CI)
TRM Advanced Crypto Investigator (TRM-ACI)
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
Certifications from the SANS Institute
TRM Certified Crypto Compliance Specialist (TRM-CCS)
Member of Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)
Regional Ambassador of Association for Women in Cryptocurrency (AWIC)

Languages

English

News and insights

Article

Three Critical Aspects To Understand in Disputes Involving Crypto Assets

News

FRA Director Meredith Fitzpatrick Appointed Regional Ambassador for AWIC

Event

FRA Women’s Network Paint & Sip Evening