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Megan Zavieh is a State Bar defense and ethics lawyer who offers limited scope representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action.  Megan earned her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1999, graduating Order of the Coif.  After clerking for the Honorable Evan J. Wallach at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York, she went on to practice securities litigation at three top firms in the New York area.  

Megan's practice now focuses on California State Bar defense and general ethics. She works as associated counsel with self-represented attorneys facing disciplinary charges. Attorneys retain her to prepare document productions and written responses to the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel and the State Bar Court.  


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Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%



Hourly ($300/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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    Although Ms. Zavieh is new to the Avvo community, her answers are succinct, accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactuly the qualities that any client would be looking for when hiring an attorney. Welcome!


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NYCurrently registered 200103/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)1998
Prosser AwardUniversity of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
California State Bar Defense AttorneyMegan Zavieh, Attorney-At-Law2010 - Present
Litigation Associate; Senior Staff AttorneyDechert LLP2005 - 2009
Litigation AssociateK&L Gates LLP2003 - 2005
Litigation AssociateSchulte Roth & Zabel LLP2001 - 2003
Judicial Law ClerkThe United States Court Of International Trade1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ecology Law QuarterlyAssociate Editor1998 - 1999
Berkeley Journal of International LawAssociate Editor1997 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Member of California State BarNegotiated settlement with State Bar
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorneyatwork.comFive Ways to Improve Client Communication2013
The LawyeristResponding to an Ethics Complaint: A How-To Guide2013
The LawyeristMinimize the Risk of an Ethics Complaint2013
California Lawyer MagazineVirtual Law Down Under2012
Hedge Funds ReviewUncle Sam Is Watching You2006
Banking & Financial Services Policy ReviewCorporate Responsibility and Accounting Reform2002
Securities Law DevelopmentsSummary of Anti-Money Laundering Provisions of USA Patriot Act of 20012002
Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationThe Extraterritorial Application of United States Securities Laws to Punish Insider Trading2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
California State University, Humboldt State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996