Megan McKnelly advises national and international companies on a variety of intellectual property matters, including IP licenses, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and litigation support.
Megan has experience in domestic and foreign intellectual property portfolio analysis and drafting trademark and patent licenses and assignment contracts. Megan's experience also includes due diligence of privacy and cybersecurity systems, compliance with data protection laws, and critical technology transaction filings with the U.S. Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She has represented clients in a variety of technological fields, including telecommunications, cloud computing, streaming services, medical devices, "smart" devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Megan has an active pro bono practice that includes representing an individual seeking recovery for civil rights violations in the Ninth Circuit and a human trafficking survivor in a vacatur petition in federal district court.
Commerce Reduces Requirements Relating to Mass-Market Encryption Items and Publicly Available Software
GSA's Use of DoD Cybersecurity Language for Future Contracts Signals Increased Security Requirements in Civilian Contracts
- University of California, Berkeley (J.D. 2020; Law & Technology Certificate; Senior Production Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences 2017, with a minor in Literature; Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association All Academic Sailing Team 2016)
- Admitted in California; not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar Member