Meghan E.Breen


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8939

Meghan Breen focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. She represents clients from a variety of industries defending against complex products liability theories, including novel theories of public nuisance, aggregated proof, risk contribution, and conspiracy. Meghan's current practice involves coordinating strategies among joint defendants, acting as liaison counsel for industry groups, and working with experts in medical, technical, and historical fields.

She has also represented clients in disputes related to government contracting, breach of contract, shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, and internal investigations. Meghan has experience leading fact witness and corporate representative depositions, preparing and presenting cases for mock jury exercises, and writing motions, briefs, and petitions at every appellate level.

While in law school, Meghan was one of six students selected for the inaugural semester of the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, a full-time appellate advocacy clinic devoted to public interest litigation. Meghan assisted clinic clients by drafting merits briefs and amicus curiae briefs filed in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2018, Meghan clerked for then-Presiding Justice David E. Nahmias of the Georgia Supreme Court.

Meghan serves as a board member for a local community service organization, Cheers For Good, and is a Barrister in the Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court.


  • Ray White's wrongful convictions overturned after 25 years of undeserved imprisonmentJones Day attorneys, along with the Georgia Innocence Project and the Mercer Law School Habeas Clinic, represented Ray White in overturning his wrongful convictions in connection with a 1994 attack on a young woman.
  • Sherwin-Williams wins appellate decision from Seventh Circuit affirming defense judgments in more than 150 coordinated lead-pigment casesJones Day client The Sherwin-Williams Company recently won a decision from the Seventh Circuit affirming final judgments in several coordinated cases against approximately 150 personal injury plaintiffs.
  • Company seeks advice regarding potential investor-state dispute against Latin American sovereign and resisting enforcement of local court judgment in U.S.Jones Day is advising a company in relation to a potential investor-state dispute against a Latin American sovereign arising out of local court proceedings, and is likewise advising the company with respect to resisting enforcement of the local court judgment in the United States.
  • Sherwin-Williams wins precedential, en banc decision dismissing public nuisance claims involving 300,000 private propertiesJones Day client The Sherwin-Williams Company won dismissal of claims filed by two Pennsylvania counties alleging that former manufacturers of lead paint and pigments should be ordered to abate lead paint in all the pre-1978 homes within their jurisdictions.
  • IBM amicably resolves litigation over subcontractor payments related to technology system deployed at Mercedes Benz StadiumJones Day defended International Business Machine Corporation ("IBM") against claims brought by a subcontractor in connection with the construction and technology solution deployed at the Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Sherwin-Williams obtains favorable decision from Seventh Circuit in personal injury casesA Jones Day cross-office, cross-practice team obtained a precedential decision from the Seventh Circuit that directed judgment as a matter of law for The Sherwin-Williams Company following a consolidated trial of three personal injury plaintiffs claiming injury from their exposure to white lead carbonate pigments (WLC).
  • IBM resolves lawsuit over technology deployment during NFL stadium constructionJones Day represented International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") in a lawsuit to recover damages from the subcontractor who designed the Distributed Antenna System ("DAS") providing cellular service to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Flowers Foods resolves putative securities class actionsJones Day represented Flowers Foods, Inc. in two putative securities fraud class actions filed against Flowers and certain officers and directors.
  • Rayonier resolves derivative action claiming breach of fiduciary duties arising from failure to harvest sustainablyJones Day client Rayonier Inc. resolved a shareholder derivative action in which plaintiffs alleged that former officers and directors of Rayonier, a publicly-traded timber real estate investment trust, breached their fiduciary duties by overharvesting Rayonier’s Pacific Northwest timberlands, misrepresenting the sustainability of its timber harvesting practices, and overstating its merchantable timber inventory.