Megan Lawless is chairperson of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and leads the firm’s appellate efforts in all COVID-19 legal matters, including the briefing of first impression issues before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Megan is a skilled brief writer who has won significant motions at the trial level and has successfully argued appeals in New York’s appellate courts.
Megan has a diverse legal background, having practiced commercial and products liability litigation at prominent law firms in New York and Philadelphia, and having served as in-house litigation counsel at a Fortune 100 telecommunications company in Washington, D.C. Megan earned her Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law in 1996, where she graduated cum laude, and was a member of the Dickinson Law Review, the Appellate Moot Court Board and the Woolsack Honor Society. Megan was also a College Honors Scholar and graduated magna cum laude from Mt. St. Mary’s University, where she earned a B.A. in History. Megan is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.