Meghan E.Breen

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8939

Meghan Breen focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. She has experience representing clients in disputes related to products liability, breach of contract, shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, and internal investigations. She has worked on cases at every appellate level and recently returned to the Firm following a year-long clerkship for then-Presiding Justice David E. Nahmias of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

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.

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.

Experience

  • 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).
  • 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.