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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's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, drafting critical motions, providing regulatory compliance advice, and representing clients in high-stakes internal and government investigations. Meghan has drafted petitions for certiorari, amicus curiae briefs, and merits briefs in matters before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also has drafted briefs filed in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits, the Illinois Supreme Court, and state and federal trial courts nationwide, and has argued appeals before the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. Her cases have involved complex legal issues, including environmental law, tax law, products liability, breach of contract, class actions, civil rights, RLUIPA, and constitutional claims.

In addition, Meghan has significant experience conducting sensitive U.S. and cross-border investigations for clients facing criminal, civil, and regulatory compliance issues. She recently defended one of the world's largest companies in a U.S. and cross-border internal investigation. She has investigated and defended companies facing allegations of fraud and possible violations of federal law, including the Clean Air Act and the Taft-Hartley Act. Meghan also regularly provides compliance advice to corporate clients seeking to navigate complex U.S. regulations.

Meghan maintains an active pro bono practice and assists in the trial advocacy program at Notre Dame Law School. She is a co-chair of the appellate committee for the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan and serves on the board of directors of Regina High School.

Meghan Bean