Overview

Megan is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group. She focuses on counseling management clients on all areas of labor and employment law. Her practical and timely advice addresses a comprehensive range of business issues and is designed to help employers mitigate risk and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, she represents employers’ interests in litigation involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and wage and hour disputes.

Megan also represents private and nonprofit employers in collective bargaining negotiations, contract and discharge arbitrations, and investigations and actions involving unfair labor practice charges, and she advises on the interpretation of labor agreements.

While attending law school, Megan served as a legal intern for the National Labor Relations Board.

Experience
  • Counseling employers on all aspects of employment law, including hiring issues, workplace investigations, defeating unionization attempts, wage and hour compliance, trade secrets and competition, and termination and disciplinary issues.
  • Designing and assisting in the implementation of handbooks and workplace policies, including those covering leaves of absence, drug and alcohol testing, medical exams, hiring protocol, social media, severance and reduction-in-force plans.
  • Drafting a variety of workplace agreements, including employment agreements, restrictive covenants, retention agreements, and separation and release agreements.
  • Defending employers in a broad range of discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation in federal and state courts.
  • Defending employers against charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state organizations such as the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
  • Handling grievances and arbitrations for unionized employers and defending against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Serving as management’s chief spokesperson during union negotiations for initial and subsequent collective bargaining agreements.
Publications
Distinctions
  • Ohio State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Award
  • 2018 Ohio State Bar Foundation District 1 Community Service Award for Attorney’s 40 and Under
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation, trustee (2018-present)
  • Thompson Hine Cincinnati Office Pro Bono Committee Chair
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Greater Cincinnati, Advisory Council (2017-present)
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation, trustee (2015-present)
  • Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, former board member (2015-2016)
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