Megan M. Lawson is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Her practice focuses on representing companies in labor and employment matters under California and federal law and advising clients on personnel policies, issues involving employee departures and other pre-litigation matters.
She has significant experience litigating complex employment matters, including single, multi-plaintiff and class action lawsuits under California and federal law. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Megan was named a 2015 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by the Daily Journal for her work defending Kleiner Perkins in the closely watched gender discrimination trial Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins.
Megan has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Litigation – Labor and Employment two years in a row (2023 and 2024). She is also an active member of the National Employment Law Council (NELC), where she currently serves as co-chair of the NELC Academy and is a member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Megan was also a Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder for 2017.
She earned her Juris Doctor in 2013 from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was the executive editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, president of the Black Law Students Association, and a student associate for the MacArthur Justice Center and the Investor Protection Complex Civil Litigation Centers at Bluhm Legal Clinic. Megan received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 2007.
Northwestern University - 2013 Juris Doctor
Stanford University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts