An experienced investigator and litigator, Megan has a track record of connecting with clients, efficiently identifying their needs, and effectively developing and implementing a course of action to achieve their goals. Megan has successfully handled civil and criminal cases in both federal and state court, including cases involving procurement, securities, and healthcare fraud, public corruption, and regulatory compliance. Megan also regularly represents clients as they navigate internal and government-facing audits and investigations. She has interfaced with numerous government agencies and is familiar with the often arduous process of securing evidence from third-party government employees. Megan frequently maneuvers complex discovery issues, including privilege, work product, and e-discovery practices and procedures. She is skilled in leveraging available technology to benefit her clients, and she frequently manages evidentiary issues involving modern and emerging data sources.
Before joining Summa LLP, Megan practiced at Crowell & Moring LLP, where she developed a specialty defending civil fraud actions brought by the federal government and qui tam whistleblowers under the False Claims Act. Megan has an accomplished record defending these claims in court and in front of juries. Most notably, in 2014, Megan tried and won a defense verdict for a Fortune 100 defense contractor in a case claiming over $1 billion in damages in connection with a contract for a new military rocket launching system. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the trial victory on appeal, and the Daily Journal named it a Top Defense Verdict for the year.
Megan has dedicated hundreds of hours assisting low-income residents in Los Angeles County. She has represented clients in all aspects of immigration proceedings and has been appointed counsel and participated in several trials through the Central District of California’s Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel.
Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable André Birotte Jr., U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, during Judge Birotte’s first year on the bench.