Meritt Col was a secondary antagonist in the 2019 canon Star Wars novel Master & Apprentice.
Working for Czerka Corporation, Col had become a Sector Supervisor by 40 BBY, and was assigned to the inner-rim world of Pijal to represent the corporation's interests. She supported the enslavement of other sentient beings, and was instrumental in having Czerka take over the criminal justice system on that world, along with getting the laws on Pijal rewritten to mandate indefinite periods of involuntary servitude for a wide variety of offenses.
Col also drafted large parts of a governance treaty that would take effect once Pijal's Crown Princess Fanry became Queen which would largely allow Czerka to permanently take control of the system, and make all the contracts between Czerka and Pijal permanent. When the Jedi Regent Rael Averross requested help from Qui-Gon Jinn to deal with a group of dissidents who were apparently staging terrorist attacks (not knowing it was Fanry's own people who were staging the attacks), Col objected feeling that hired mercenaries would provide all the help they needed. Averross was insistent though that a Jedi with a fresh perspective would get to the bottom of things and hired guns would only work to ensure they were paid.
Meeting Col, Qui-Gon expressed his disgust with how Czerka was enslaving people but Col bluntly told him that the enslavement of others would continue. As the designated representative of the Republic, Qui-Gon was supposed to sign the treaty for the Republic, but after a force vision that showed some sort of violent act occurring at the coronation refused to do so. The Jedi appointed Obi-Wan Kenobi to take his place.
When the time came for Fanry to sign the treaty, she refused to do so and seized control of the government in a coup. Fanry ordered her Royal Guard Captain Deren to kill Col, but all he managed to do was to singe Col's formal wear. Col planned to strike back hard but at the encouragement of Qui-Gon Jinn Obi-Wan used his powers as a Republic representative to find that there was an emergency taking place and all Czerka slaves in the system were to be freed under Republic law.
Col found herself likely facing the end of her Czerka career as not only were all the slaves freed, but Czerka lost control of the Pijal system, its vital hyperspace route, and all contracts with Pijal were cancelled by the new government there.