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Meghan S. Bean


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  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. magna cum laude 2011; Executive Notes Editor, Notre Dame Law Review; B.A. in Political Science and History 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan; Illinois; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, and District of New Mexico


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Kelly Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (2011-2012) and legal extern to the Honorable Stephen J. Murphy III, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (Summer 2009)

Meghan Bean briefs complex legal issues and provides litigation strategy and regulatory advice to Jones Day clients. She drafts appellate briefs and dispositive motions in matters before federal and state courts. She also represents clients facing criminal and civil investigations in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Meghan frequently provides regulatory compliance advice to those attempting to navigate complex U.S. regulations.

Meghan has extensive experience before federal and state trial and appellate courts. She has drafted merits and amicus curiae briefs in matters before the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits; the Illinois Supreme Court; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Meghan has represented clients in cases involving diverse legal issues such as environmental law, tax law, product liability, breach of contract, class actions, civil rights, and constitutional claims. She recently secured an important victory in the Tenth Circuit in a case arising under the Clean Air Act. She also prevailed in an appeal to the Tenth Circuit arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Clients also have trusted Meghan to investigate allegations of fraud and possible violations of federal law, including environmental law and the Taft-Hartley Act, in large U.S. and cross-border internal investigations. In addition, she is experienced in counseling corporate clients on complicated regulatory questions arising under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), and other regulatory schemes.

Meghan maintains an active pro bono practice and assists in the trial advocacy program at Notre Dame Law School.

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