Meghan’s ability to counsel clients is informed by her experience in high-level public consumer protection roles and first-hand experience in leading and resolving multistate attorney general investigations in key industries including education, financial services, health care, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications. She also understands the regulatory challenges facing general counsels, having served in a privacy and marketing compliance role for a multibillion dollar consumer-facing corporation. She is able to draw on her experience both as an enforcer and as a businessperson, to counsel clients as they develop compliance strategies that align with their business goals, and navigate regulatory challenges.
Before coming to Cozen O’Connor, Meghan served as chief of the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of the Nebraska Attorney General. In that role, Meghan was responsible for the investigation and enforcement of state and federal laws related to deceptive and unfair trade practices, data privacy and security, antitrust, nonprofits, tobacco regulation, and charitable trusts. She has litigated cases in both state and federal court involving alleged violations of the Nebraska Consumer Protection Act, Nonprofit Corporation Act, and other state and federal consumer protection laws. She has directed investigations involving compliance with the TCPA, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, CAN-SPAM, and counseled on investigations involving the FDCPA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, FCRA, HIPAA, ECPA, FERPA, and the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Prior to serving in the Nebraska Attorney General Office, Meghan was senior privacy and marketing compliance analyst at the multibillion dollar Deluxe Corporation, provider of check printing and related business services. She advised the general counsel, chief privacy officer and business units on litigation risk and strategies for compliance with privacy laws, including GDPR.
Meghan also formerly served for almost a decade in the consumer protection and antitrust division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. Meghan has extensive experience, through her roles in Kansas and Nebraska, in coordinating closely with federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the U.S. Department of Justice, to ensure consistent interpretation and judicious application of federal consumer protection laws.
Meghan graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in history and communications study from Texas Christian University, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado, School of Law where she received the Melanie Ruth Vogl Memorial Scholarship.