Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
Megan’s principle areas of practice are complex commercial and appellate litigation. Megan represents clients in a variety of complex disputes in state and federal courts, including media litigation, banking and securities litigation, contract disputes, business torts, malpractice, and litigation related to restructuring. Megan has successfully advocated for clients during hearings, depositions, and other discovery proceedings. She has also negotiated favorable settlements and managed teams of her fellow associates on complex civil cases. Megan enjoys representing clients on pro bono matters, including media organizations as amici curiae before the Supreme Court of the United States and, in federal district court, a client seeking the return of her child under the Hague Convention. Megan also led a team that represented a mother and her son before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Fifth Circuit, ultimately resulting in a grant of asylum for her clients.
Before joining the firm in 2016, Megan clerked for Judge Norman K. Moon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and Judge Catharina Haynes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- University of Virginia, J.D., 2013 (Managing Board, Virginia Law Review; Order of the Coif)
- University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2010
- Judicial clerk to Judge Norman K. Moon, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2013-2014
- Judicial clerk to Judge Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014-2016
- Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the ABA Forum on Communications Law, a network of lawyers in the print, broadcast, online and mobile media, and telecommunications industries.
- Former President and current Grants Chair of the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association (EMSPAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to contributing to the development of educational and artistic endeavors at the University of Texas at Dallas and in the greater Dallas community. As President, Megan led the Board in managing the EMSPAA’s $1 million endowment, which was built by a donation Megan helped to secure. In its seven-year history, the EMSPAA has given back over $115,000 to UT Dallas and organizations associated with the University.
- Member: Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
- Spanish (limited working proficiency)
- Event RecapJanuary 31, 2019
- Tesla's Lawsuit Challenging Michigan Law Banning Direct Car Sales Raises Novel First Amendment IssuesHi-Tech Law & LitigationFebruary 15, 2018
- After Bristol-Myers Squibb, What’s the Prescription for Personal Jurisdiction in Online Defamation Cases?Hi-Tech Law & LitigationJuly 18, 2017
- “A Plain-Meaning Interpretation of the Texas Citizens Participation Act Limits Statute’s Right of Association,” Media Law Resource Center’s Media Law Letter, March 25, 2019 (Co-author) [https://medialaw.org/images/stories/MediaLawLetter/2019/March/mllmarch19.pdf]
- “Texarkana Main Event CLE 2019,” January 30, 2019 (speaker)
- “Delaware Supreme Court Reverses a $171 Million Judgment in an MLP Unitholder Lawsuit On Standing Grounds,” V&E MLP Litigation Update E-communication, January 9, 2017 (co-author)