MeganLacy Owen

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.3404

Megan Lacy Owen represents clients at critical stages of complex litigation and in appellate and regulatory proceedings. She has significant experience at every stage of litigation before federal and state courts and has also served in high-level positions in every branch of the federal government.

Megan was previously an advisor in the Office of White House Counsel and counsel to Senator Charles E. Grassley, then chairman of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. She also served as senior advisor to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she advised on litigation matters, including appeals, and on financial services, consumer protection, and health care regulations.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2020, Megan was a law clerk to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of the United States Supreme Court. She has served as a law clerk at every level of the federal judiciary, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Experience

  • Sanofi successfully challenges HHS enforcement of Section 340B drug pricing statuteJones Day successfully represented Sanofi in litigation challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) enforcement action under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act.
  • Augusta Chamber of Commerce and key industry leader file amicus brief in challenge to government reduction of water levelsJones Day filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta, Georgia and PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P.
  • Consumer organization successfully challenges structure of Consumer Product Safety CommissionJones Day successfully represented a consumer organization in a constitutional challenge to the structure of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Prisoner obtains significant precedential victory in Seventh Circuit appealJones Day obtained a significant victory for a pro bono client in a Seventh Circuit appeal, resulting in a precedential decision.
  • Jones Day secures Supreme Court decision for property owners blocking CDC eviction moratoriumJones Day successfully represented property owners challenging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) nationwide moratorium on evictions.
  • National Association of Realtors files amicus curiae brief in Fifth Amendment takings challenge to rent controlJones Day filed an amicus curiae brief in the Second Circuit on behalf of the National Association of Realtors in a case challenging the constitutionality of New York’s Rent Stabilization Law (“RSL”).
  • Drug manufacturer challenges HHS guidance on Section 340B drug pricingJones Day represents a drug manufacturer in litigation challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) advisory opinion under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act.
  • Drug manufacturer intervenes in litigation to defend Section 340B drug pricingJones Day represents a drug manufacturer in litigation challenging its discounted drug pricing practices under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act.
  • Major American manufacturer reviews PREP Act immunityJones Day advised a major American manufacturer during the COVID-19 pandemic on obtaining immunity from liability for the manufacture and distribution of covered countermeasures under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act).