Megan is an experienced trial attorney and litigator who has represented plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving fraud, patent infringement and trademark disputes, structured finance, breach of contract, business torts, and consumer protection. Her clients include financial institutions, technology, media, and entertainment companies, consulting firms, and insurance companies, among others.
Megan has counseled clients in numerous high-stakes cases in federal and state courts. Representative matters include:
- One of the first virtual bench trials held in the Southern District of New York, representing a monoline insurer in an action for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and negligence against a collateral manager arising out of the selection of collateral for a collateralized debt obligation.
- Securing a victory in the New York Court of Appeals in a class action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of New York City public employees and retirees. In a landmark ruling, the court held that New York’s consumer protection law covers misrepresentations regarding the scope of coverage in an insurer’s marketing materials.
- Defending a tech company in a patent infringement suit in federal court. Successfully challenged the validity of asserted patent claims in an inter partes review proceeding before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
- Representing public service workers in a nationwide class action challenging one of the nation’s largest student loan servicer’s practices with respect to advising federal student loan borrowers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
- Successfully representing an international media company in obtaining discovery for use in a foreign proceeding against a former management team for breach of fiduciary duty, diversion of business opportunities, and misuse of confidential information.
- On behalf of a Bermuda-based reinsurance company, securing a complete victory in an action concerning various claims arising out of catastrophe reinsurance transactions.
Megan also has significant experience advising clients on legal strategy related to current and potential business disputes, as well as assessing potential plaintiff-side litigation.
In her public interest practice, Megan has served as lead trial counsel for a client alleging racial discrimination and breach of contract against a major airline in the Eastern District of New York. She also represented an indigent criminal defendant appealing his conviction in state court, and secured a favorable settlement for a pro bono client in a suit alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment during an arrest.
Clerkships & Academic Achievements
Megan earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar, an Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize recipient, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review.
She served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs on the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley on the Federal Circuit.
Prior to law school, Megan spent four years in the advertising and media industry, where she developed innovative print and digital media strategies for clients.
- Columbia Law School
James Kent Scholar, Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize, Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Science & Technology Law Review
- University of Richmond
(B.A., Psychology, 2006)
Law Clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017-2018
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
- State Bar of New York
- United States Courts of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
- United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York