Overview

Megan focuses her practice on the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law. She assists in providing day-to-day counseling to employers by researching and recommending best practices for companies on human resources issues such as terminations, compliance with employment laws, workplace investigations, and the preparation of policies and employment agreements. Megan aids in the defense of employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and various other employment-related claims before judicial bodies and administrative agencies. Megan assists clients across several industries in preparing annual affirmative action plans and defending against OFCCP audits.

During law school, Megan had hands-on experience, including serving as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Christopher Boyko of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, a Law Clerk for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, and a Legal Intern for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. In addition, Megan was a Frantz Ward Summer Associate.

Prior to law school, Megan taught Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten in New York City through Teach for America. Megan holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lehman College of the City University of New York. Megan also has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Dayton.

Practices

    • Secured summary judgment on behalf of manufacturing client in federal court age discrimination case.
    • Successfully represented a private university in student-on-student Title IX and retaliation claims brought by a former student, resulting in a no-pay dismissal of all claims.
    • Obtained dismissal of numerous employment-discrimination charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
    • Successfully advocated for client in Social Security Administration hearing to continue client's Social Security benefits.
    • Drafted judicial orders on a variety of legal issues in the areas of First Amendment and public employee speech rights, contract interpretation, insurance, and contract rescission.
    • Drafted personnel policies, employment agreements and employee handbooks for companies of various sizes. 
    • Investigated complaints of potential civil rights violations by students and parents for the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Civil Rights to ensure school compliance with resolution agreements.
  • Education

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
    • Lehman College of the City University of New York, M.S., Early Childhood Education, 2010
    • University of Dayton, B.A, Political Science and Communications, magna cum laude, 2008

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • FDCC Ladder Down, Cleveland Program—Committee (2019)
    • Cleveland Employment Inn of Court—Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member (2016-Present); 3Rs Program—Mentor (2016-Present); Young Lawyers Section—Member, Labor Employment Section—Member

    Community Involvement

    • West Side Catholic Center—Advancement Committee (2019-Present); Associate Board Member (2014-2018); Sips and Swigs Fundraiser Co-Chair (2018)
    • Magnificat High School, Learn at Lunch Series—Alumna Presenter (2018)
    • Cleveland Leadership Center, On-Board Cleveland (Class of 2017)
    • Achievement Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Labor & Employment Law—Ohio State Bar Association (2016)
    • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment Law
    • CALI Award—Employment Discrimination
    • CALI Award—Employment Law
    • Academic Excellence Fellow—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Cleveland State Law Review
    • Law Justice Scholarship—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • "Hot Topics in Labor," Association of Corporate Counsel, Cleveland, OH (August 2019) 
    • "Exploring Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants and Employment Agreements," Western Reserve Chapter of SHRM, Warren, OH
      (July 2019)
    • "Exploring Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants and Employment Agreements," Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Cleveland, OH (May 2019) 
    • "Addressing Issues Before They Become Elephants in the Room: Mammoth Complications in Compensation," OSSA Webinar (November 2018) 
    • "Romance In The Workplace and Avoiding Claims of Harassment," Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management, Berea, OH (May 2018)
    • "Gray Area: Romance in the Workplace and Avoiding Claims of Harassment," Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Cleveland, OH (May 2018)
    • "Employee Handbooks - The Key Ingredients," Ohio Craft Brewers Conference, Cleveland, OH (January 2018)
    • “Employee Handbooks– The Key Ingredients,” Western Reserve Chapter of SHRM, Warren, OH (November 2017), Cleveland Chapter of SHRM (June 2019)
    • "Prevailing Wage Law in Ohio: The History and Overview of Ohio & Prevailing Wage Law," Mechanical Contractors Association, Akron, OH (June 2017)
    • “Going on a Safari: Developments in Labor & Employment Law Under the New Congress and the Trump Administration,” Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Cleveland, OH (May 2017)