Taryn A. Merkl
Lecturer in Law
Taryn Merkl has been Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York since 2002. She was in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section from 2003 to 2006, and then moved to the Business and Securities Fraud Section.
After law school, she clerked in Philadelphia for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
She has been an adjunct professor of white collar crime at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
She earned her B.A. in political science in 1996 from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. in 2000 from Columbia Law School, where she won the Young B. Smith Prize for excellence in Torts, was sSubmissions editor of the Journal of Transnational Law and was director of the Student Legal Action Network in 1998–99
Her publications include The Federalization of Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy, 31 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 175 (1999) and Chapter 6, An Introduction to Legal Documents, in A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (5th ed. 2000)