Meet Our Team

University of Maryland, School of Law (J.D., with honor, 2003)
Articles Editor, The Business Lawyer, 2002-2003
Loyola College in Maryland (B.A., magna cum laude, 2000)

Professional Memberships
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Maryland
Lawyer's Coordinating Committee, AFL-CIO

Federal Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

State of Admissions
District of Columbia


Megan Mechak joined McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP in 2007 following three years representing unions as well as entities and individuals in bankruptcy proceedings.

Megan specializes in representing employees in cases brought under the First Amendment of the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has obtained relief in federal court litigation across the country in cases brought on behalf of American workers who have been retaliated against for speaking out on matters of public concern or have been fired for associating with their firefighter's union. Megan has significant experience litigating wage and hour cases pursued to arbitration through collective bargaining agreements.

Megan also provides advice and guidance to union officials regarding all manner of labor-management relations matters, including negotiation of memoranda of understanding and collective bargaining agreements, processing of grievances and administrative appeals, and applicability of state and federal laws to bargaining unit members.

Megan graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, with honor, in 2003. At graduation, she received the William P. Cunningham Award for excellence in achievement and service to the law school community. In 2002 and 2003, Megan served as an Articles Editor of The Business Lawyer. From 2003 through 2004, she clerked for the Honorable (Ret.) J. Frederick Sharer, of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Megan graduated from Loyola University Maryland (formerly Loyola College in Maryland) in 2000.

Megan has been invited to speak on panels and make presentations on workplace issues, including workplace violence and settlement of employment-related litigation. She has written and edited articles on employment and employment litigation, including a plaintiff's obligation to make a prima facie case in Title VII litigation. Megan served as Chair of the Maryland Bar Association's Animal Law Section. Megan is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO, CLC.

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