Biography

Megan is an experienced, results-driven environmental and toxic tort litigation attorney.

Megan is a national leader in defending class and mass action environmental and toxic tort litigation. American Lawyer awarded her Runner-Up for Litigator of the Week for her work securing dismissal of a major class action in Pennsylvania and in defending removal to federal court of four class action lawsuits in Louisiana. In addition to her national practice in nuisance defense and groundwater contamination cases, Megan specializes in cost recovery and contribution actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and related state laws, including the New York Navigation Law and the New Jersey Spill Act. Megan’s groundwater and subsurface contamination experience involves a wide variety of contaminants including PCE, TCE, PCBs, 1,4-dioxane, and lead, among others. She also represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes under various types of policies, including CGL, D&O and pollution legal liability policies.

Megan is the co-chair of the firm's Litigation practice group. She also promotes diversity and inclusion within the firm and the legal community, leading committees within the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and various women's organizations. Megan participated in a pilot arbitration and mediation training program that sought to increase diversity among ADR neutrals. She is a AAA-trained mediator and currently serves as an arbitrator for FINRA.

Prior to joining the firm, Megan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York.

Education

  • University of Arizona  (B.S., cum laude, 1999)
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Renewable Natural Resources
  • Pace University  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow (2015)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, co-chair of the Litigation Affinity Group
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • American Lawyer, Runner-Up Litigator of the Week, March 22, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, New York Super Lawyer (2013-2020)
  • The Legal 500, recognition in Environmental Litigation (2017-2019, 2021)
  • Chambers and Partners – USA, "Attorney to Watch," in Environmental Law (2014-2015)
  • Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, New York Rising Star (2012)