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Megan E. Walker

Associate, San Diego
San Diego
t: 858.597.9611
f: 858.597.9601

Overview

Whether she’s using her penchant for math to demonstrate why her client’s pay calculations are lawful or thinking outside the box to identify creative winning arguments, Megan fights smart for her clients.

Before beginning her legal career, Megan gained experience in multiple industries.  She produced the world premiere of an off-Broadway play, provided research support to financial and legal professionals in global mergers & acquisitions, and worked as an analyst in merchandise planning and allocation at a Fortune 500 fashion retail conglomerate. As a result, she better understands her clients’ big picture business concerns.

While in law school, Megan was an Articles Editor for the Ohio State Law Journal and served as President of the Business Law Society. She also served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Michael H. Watson in the Southern District of Ohio, where she not only assisted on projects at the district court level but also for the 6th Circuit when Judge Watson sat on an appellate panel by designation. She earned CALI awards for excellence in multiple courses, including Legal Analysis & Writing II at Ohio State and Employment Law as a visiting student at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Megan’s insights on employment law have been published and quoted in many magazines and newspapers, including The Daily Journal, Law360, and The Daily Transcript, as well as industry-specific publications. 

In 2019, Megan was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in San Diego.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

Megan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lawyers Club of San Diego and has been a member of the Lawyers Club since moving to San Diego. She has held multiple leadership positions in the organization and has been particularly involved in the Human Trafficking Collaborative, for which she and her co-chair accepted the 2018 Community Changemaker Witkin Award from the San Diego Law Library Foundation.  Through her involvement, she coordinated has helped to vet over a dozen bills to identify those in line with Lawyers Club’s mission to support the advancement of women in law and society; planned two legislative roundtables, gathering lawmakers at all level of government to identify effective solutions to human trafficking; coordinated the organization’s annual General Counsel roundtable luncheon; and co-chaired the 2019 Annual Dinner, which is San Diego’s largest bar organization dinner with over 700 attendees. 

Community Activities

Megan volunteers as a pro bono attorney through Casa Cornelia Law Center. In her work, she assists victims of violent crimes and human trafficking who have provided assistance to law enforcement apply for U and T Visas.

Megan also serves on the Board for the La Jolla Playhouse Partners, a volunteer organization that provides support to San Diego’s Tony-award winning professional theatre, known for its productions of new works.

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “Employment Laws to Know as Your Brewery Begins to Grow”
    San Diego Brewers Guild, Tap Into Knowledge
    May 20, 2019
  • “Is the Customer Always Right? How to Navigate Reports of Harassment Involving Customers and Other Third Parties”
    California Craft Brewers Association Conference
    May 7, 2019
  • “Love Is In the Air . . .But Will It Get You Sued for Sexual Harassment?”
    Clear Law Institute Webinar
    March 27, 2019
  • “New California National Origin Regulations”
    BLR Webinar
    7.19.18
  • Legal Update
    San Diego HR Forum
    6.19.18
  • “Assent and Consent to Electronic Exchanges in Employment”
    Guest Lecturer, Employment Law and Technology, University of San Diego School of Law
    03.21.18
  • Employment Law Round Robin
    San Diego HR Forum
    1.16.18
  • “Vacation, Sick Leave, and Other Time Out”
    Guest Lecturer, Human Resource Management and the Law, San Diego State University College it Extended Studies
    9.26.17
  • “Equal Pay, Equal Work: Analyzing Your Company’s Compensation Practices to Avoid and Correct the Gender Gap”
    BLR Webinar
    10.12.16
  • “Human Resource Management and the Law: Vacation, Sick Leave, and other Time Out”
    Guest Lecturer, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    10.11.16
  • “Untangling Local Paid Sick Leave Ordinances”
    California Employers on the Front Lines: What You Need to Know
    Fisher Phillips Seminar, San Diego, CA
    9.13.16
  • “Human Resource Management and the Law: Harassment and Workplace Investigations”
    Guest Lecturer, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    7.26.16
  • “Paying Employees Correctly In California”
    BLR Wage & Hour Master Class
    5.18.16
  • “FMLA/CFRA: Meeting Deadlines, Curbing Abuse, Avoiding Litigation”
    BLR FMLA/CFRA Master Class
    2.23.16
  • “Human Resource Management and the Law: Wage and Hour Law in California, Part I”
    Guest Lecturer, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    11.5.15
  • “Human Resource Management and the Law: Employee Harassment and Investigations”
    Guest Lecturer, San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
    5.26.15
  • “Recent Leave-Related Developments”
    BLR FMLA/CFRA Master Class
    5.12.15
  • “California Smoothie: Hot Issues In California”
    One Day, Many Solutions - Employment Law Coast-to-Coast
    Fisher Phillips Seminar, San Diego, CA
    4.28.15

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