Meredith Fitzpatrick is a Director for Cryptocurrency Investigations and Compliance based in FRA’s Washington, DC office. Prior to joining FRA, Meredith was a Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for seven years. 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). She also holds the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certifications from the SANS Institute.
At FRA, Meredith will use 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 a proven track record of excellence deriving actionable intelligence from complex data sets and her addition takes FRA’s forensic accounting expertise into the cryptocurrency sector.
Prior to the FBI, Meredith worked at boutique Information Technology firm, Sotera Defence Solutions, who serviced Intelligence Community federal government clients. Prior to this, she worked at Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and IT consulting firm. Meredith graduated from William’s College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Statistics.