Megan Cooney is a Partner in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Class Actions, and Litigation Practice Groups.
Ms. Cooney’s practice focuses on employment and class action litigation. She has represented employers in class actions, collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act, and individual actions in state and federal court alleging wage and hour violations, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful denial of benefits, harassment, and employment misclassification. Ms. Cooney has also represented clients in complex business litigation, including derivative lawsuits.
Ms. Cooney also has extensive experience advising employers regarding personnel policies, employee handbooks, job classification, termination issues, and other employment-related matters. Ms. Cooney also represents clients in connection with workplace investigations and compliance audits. She has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including technology, finance, healthcare, retail, industrial services, manufacturing, entertainment, and transportation.
Most recently, Ms. Cooney was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as “Ones to Watch” for 2023 (Labor & Employment).
Ms. Cooney’s recent representative experience includes:
Ms. Cooney earned her law degree magna cum laude in 2013 from Pepperdine University where she was a Literary Citation Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and a member of the Interschool Appellate Advocacy Team. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010 from California Lutheran University, graduating summa cum laude. Ms. Cooney is a member of the State Bar of California.
Pepperdine University - 2013 Juris Doctor
California Lutheran University - 2010 Bachelor of Arts