Megan serves as Counsel in the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins. As part of the Executive Compensation and Governance team, Megan represents senior executives, public and private companies, and compensation committees in the negotiation, design, and implementation of employment, severance and change-in-control arrangements, and equity and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements.
Megan regularly plays an active role in corporate transactions, representing management teams, buyers, and sellers in connection with the compensation-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, and public offerings, including pre-signing negotiations, executive and equity compensation and post-closing employee integration matters. She also provides counsel on associated tax (including Sections 409A and 280G), accounting and securities law implications, as well as related federal and state labor and employment laws.
Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Megan was an attorney at two Am Law 100 global law firms, practicing in their respective ERISA and executive compensation groups. Most recently, Megan advised venture-backed start-up companies, middle-market businesses and family offices on employee benefits compliance and compensation plan design while serving as senior counsel at a nationally-ranked law firm headquartered in the Midwest.
Megan earned her J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A., cum laude with academic distinction in her major, from Yale University. During law school, she also attended an international exchange program at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, concentrating on international and comparative business law.
Honors & Recognition
- Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Labor and Employment Law: Employee (2021-Present)
Northwestern University School of Law
Admissions – State
Professional & Civic
American Bar Association, Member