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Megan I. Brennan’s unique educational background in psychology, dispute resolution, and the law has made her a compassionate person, skilled negotiator, and zealous advocate for her clients. She has successfully represented numerous individuals in employment matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and Family Medical Leave Act violations. Additionally, she has assisted large groups of employees in recovering unpaid wages in class and collective actions. Megan is deeply committed to fighting for justice for her clients.
Before joining Nichols Kaster, Megan practiced at a large, private practice firm in Minneapolis where she was a productive team player on various complex class actions and civil litigation matters. Megan has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, coaching moot court. Megan’s persuasive oral advocacy skills earned her the title of Best Oralist in her law school class and Quarter-Finalist in the National Moot Court Regional Competition. She was as an associate on the Hamline Law Review and externed for Judge Michael J. Davis of the United States District Court, District of Minnesota.
Megan’s dedication to her clients and diverse professional and educational background make her a highly effective advocate for her clients.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2006||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Associate Attorney||Nichols Kaster||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Minneapolis Women Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Junior League of Minneapolis||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers Member||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, E-Discovery Working Group||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law||Contributing Author, Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2013|
|Hamline Law Review, 36 Hamline L. Rev. 497||Need I Prove More: Why an Adverse Employment Action Prong Has No Place in a Failure to Accommodate Disability Claim||2013|
|The Hennepin Lawyer Vol. 82, No. 3||Emerging Legal Issues in Pregnancy and Early Motherhood||2013|
|ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation||Contributing Author, Midwinter Meeting Report of the Subcommittee on the FMLA||2012|
|Hamline University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Hamline University School of Law||Alternative Dispute Resolution||Certificate||2006|
|University of Minnesota||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)||Excluding or Limiting the Discoverability of Plaintiffs' Private and Irrelevant Information||2014|
|West LegalEdcenter||Unlawful Deductions on Wages in the Service Industry: A Case Study||2013|
|Minnesota CLE||Employment Law Series: Minnesota Law on Unlawful Deductions- Karl v. Uptown Drink||2013|
|Minnesota CLE||Key Issues in Drafting and Negotiating Severance Agreements and Releases||2013|