Meredith S. Jackson

Executive Vice President
General Counsel


Ms. Jackson joined TCW as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2013. In 2014, Ms. Jackson and the Legal Department were recognized as Southern California Legal Department of the Year for Compliance by the National Law Journal. In 2015, Ms. Jackson was recognized by Martindale Hubbell as one of the Women Leaders in the Law. In 2017, she was shortlisted for a Global Counsel Award for Regulatory (Financial Services), and she has just been nominated for a 2018 Women Leaders in Financial Services Empowerment Award. Prior to joining TCW, she was a partner and head of the debt finance practice at Irell & Manella, and also served as co-chair of the transactional practice group, and as a member of the executive, recruiting and legal opinion committees. Prior to joining Irell, Ms. Jackson was a member and co-chair of the practice committee of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Ms. Jackson has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Attorneys in Los Angeles, and Preeminent Women Attorneys. She has been recognized by Chambers USA, has been selected for inclusion in Southern California “Super Lawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine each year from inception while she was in private practice, and has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell each year since 1998. Ms. Jackson is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a member of the Board of Governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference. She has served in numerous leadership roles in the Business Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and the California Bar Association. Ms. Jackson has also been involved in legislative initiatives, and has guest-lectured at Stanford University Law School and Hastings College of the Law on topics related to debt finance. Ms. Jackson is a member of the Los Angeles Women’s Leadership Council. Ms. Jackson earned her AB at Princeton University and her JD at UC Hastings College of the Law.