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Megan McKisson

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

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

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 Moot 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 banking, technology, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and luxury goods.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Conducted internal investigations in China, Germany, Israel, South Africa, and Switzerland 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.
  • Defended a South Korean manufacturing company in litigation regarding a contract dispute.
  • Assessed corruption-related risks for multinational corporations acquiring entities in the UK and Israel.
  • Advised corporate executives in connection with a SEC investigation regarding alleged violations of the accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Advised a multinational corporation regarding sanctions imposed by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control for alleged violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations by a Turkish distributor.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Junior League of Chicago
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • 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

Publications

Author, "Congress Rejects CFPB Regulation Restricting Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts," Global Class & Collective Actions Blog, October 2017

Author, "The Necessity of Dissonance: Lincoln’s Legacy of Embracing Patriotic Dissent," The New Lincoln Lectures: What Abraham Lincoln Means to the 21st Century, March 2017

Contributor, Unmasking the Teen Cyberbully: A First Amendment-Compliant Approach to Protecting Child Victims of Anonymous, School-Related Internet Harassment, 51 AKRON L.REV. 1, 2017

Contributor, Tinker Meets the Cyberbully: A Federal Circuit Conflict Round-Up and Proposed New Standard for Off-Campus Speech, 28 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 233 (2018)

Contributor, Baker McKenzie International Litigation & Arbitration Alert, North America