Laura Merianos is a principal in Vanguard’s Office of the General Counsel. She currently leads the Investment Products and Advisors Team, a team of approximately 50 crew members who provide advice to Vanguard on investment management, derivatives, securities lending, commodities, and separately managed account matters. Ms. Merianos represents Vanguard on several association committees at the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and the Institutional Investor Forum (IIF), and she has spoken at industry conferences covering topics such as globalized trading operations, money market fund reform, municipal bond matters, the Volcker Rule, and systemic risk.
Before joining Vanguard, Ms. Merianos was an associate with the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C. She earned a B.A. in Spanish and political science from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Ms. Merianos is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, New York, and Pennsylvania.