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Meghan Magruder represents clients in complex commercial cases, focusing on contract disputes, data security, class actions, and insurance disputes. She is a fellow and member of the Board of Regents in the American College of Coverage Counsel and regularly counsels corporate policyholders, boards and senior executives on strategies to maximize contractual transfer of risk, insurance, risk management and corporate governance.

For more than 35 years, Meghan has successfully assisted her corporate clients in resolving disputes. She has been regularly recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Super Lawyers and The Top Women Attorneys in Georgia. She is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and she is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She serves as lead trial counsel in jury and non-jury trials as well as arbitrations and international arbitration matters, notably in matters involving insurance claims, data breach and consumer class actions, indemnity disputes, purchaser/supplier disputes, mass tort defense and product liability litigation.

Meghan handles matters relating to a wide range of insurance policies, risks and claims. These include cyber, general liability, property, directors and officers, crime, employment, environmental, business interruption and construction issues. Meghan defends clients in data breach litigation and routinely advises clients following data security incidents involving sensitive information. She provides counseling relating to data security issues, including strategies for handling incident response prior to any potential breach, and advising on insurance coverage for data breach issues. She also advises companies on strategies for maximizing cost recovery in matters involving large numbers of cases and claims, including consumer class actions, mass torts, asbestos and other toxic tort litigation.

Meghan serves as General Counsel for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. She is frequently asked to speak to professional associations on litigation, risk transfer, risk management and insurance issues. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a past officer of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and past president of the Environmental Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats. In 2013, she was recognized as one of Georgia's most powerful and influential female lawyers, and in 2001 she received the ABC News "Toyota Working Woman" award. She is active in her community serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Board of Counselors of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Board of Trustees of the Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School. She is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011, and previously served on the boards of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and the Emory University Board of Visitors.

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Credentials

J.D., Emory University

B.A., Emory University

District of Columbia

Georgia

Massachusetts

Law Clerk, Judge Dorothy T. Beasley, Georgia

Law Clerk, Judge Robert H. Hall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bar Association, Officer, Section of Litigation; Atlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Boston Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Credentials

J.D., Emory University

B.A., Emory University

District of Columbia

Georgia

Massachusetts

Law Clerk, Judge Dorothy T. Beasley, Georgia

Law Clerk, Judge Robert H. Hall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bar Association, Officer, Section of Litigation; Atlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Boston Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Bar Association of the District of Columbia