Megan understands that each legal challenge requires a different approach depending on the goals of her clients. She is a passionate advocate, but unlike many lawyers, she believes that offering superior legal services is not always about winning every possible argument. The most desired result often requires flexibility and consistent communication to ensure a cost-effective solution to every legal matter that comes across her desk.
Before moving her practice to Oregon, Megan practiced labor and employment law in Chicago. While there, she was selected as one of the Illinois Rising Stars in Employment Litigation by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013. She has since been named a 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers Oregon Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law. Megan also sits on the board of the Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter.
Megan defends employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in all types of individual employee and class action labor and employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful and retaliatory discharges and wage and hour issues. She also provides practical advice and training to employers on various employee-related issues, including FMLA and ADA compliance; effective discipline and discharge; conducting harassment and workplace investigations; reviewing employment contracts; and policy and handbook development and administration.
Before starting law school, Megan was actively involved in politics and served as a White House staffer during the Clinton Administration. Although she still records the Sunday morning talk shows and enjoys a good political debate, these days, she leaves the campaigning and fundraising to the experts.
A coffee and craft beer connoisseur and an indie music enthusiast accurately describe Megan. It’s not surprising what motivated her to move to Portland, only what took her so long to get here. When she’s not in the office, you’re likely to find her at a coffee shop or a local restaurant discussing the recent album release of the next band to play at one of Portland’s many music venues.
- Second Minimum Wage Increase for Oregon Employees Went Into Effect 1st of July - Bullard Alert, July 2017
- Increased Salary Level Test for the Fair Labor Standards Act to Take Effect December 1, 2016 - Bullard Alert, November 2016
- July 1 Marks the First Minimum Wage Increase for Oregon Employees - Bullard Alert, June 2016
- Young Lawyers Section: Employment Law: Washington Tips and Traps for the Oregon Attorney - Multnomah Bar Association, February 2018
- Employment Law Update – Multnomah Bar Association - February 2017
- Employment Law 101: Covering the Basics for Small Businesses and Employers in Emerging Industries - Bullard Workshop, February 2017
- Making ¢ent$ Out of Recent Federal and Oregon Wage Regulations: Minimum Wage, Overtime and Wage Theft Laws - Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2016
- Top Ten Questions Related to Managing Leave - Bullard Public Sector Symposium, April 2016
- Effective Performance Management - BOLI 31st Annual Employment Law Conference, November 2015
- Managing Reasonable Accommodation Issues - BOLI 30th Annual Employment Law Conference, November 2014