Megan McKisson

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Megan McKisson is an associate in the Firm’s Chicago office. She advises multinational corporations in complex civil litigation and arbitration matters. Megan also advises global entities on compliance issues, particularly under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Prior to joining the Firm, Megan clerked at a global law firm in New York City. While in law school, she competed in the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Competition in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary. She also represented Illinois prisoners in conjunction with the Illinois Innocence Project.

Megan is a recipient of the 2017 Illinois Women’s Bar Foundation Award.

Practice Focus

Megan focuses her practice on complex dispute resolution, representing multinational corporations in international litigation and arbitration matters. In addition, she conducts global internal investigations in relation to compliance issues under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has advised clients in multiple industries, including technology, automobiles, hospitality, and luxury goods.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Megan handled the following matters:

  • Conducted internal investigations in South Africa, Germany, and China for multinational business enterprises in relation to compliance issues, particularly under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Managed an international team of lawyers and paralegals in multiple offices and continents for electronic document review in investigations involving Chinese subsidiaries of companies headquartered in Europe and the United States.
  • Advised a Fortune 500 technology company in a products liability class action suit.
  • Advised a Chinese luxury goods distributor regarding discovery obligations in United States litigation.
  • Advised a Dutch hospitality company regarding constitutional and administrative law issues.
  • Assisted an Illinois prisoner with an appeal to the United States Supreme Court on a pro bono basis.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • International Bar Association
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity

Admissions

  • Illinois~United States (2017)

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law (JD cum laude) (2017)
  • Texas A&M University (BA cum laude) (2014)

Languages

  • English