Megan P. Mitchell

Partner

Direct: 404.873.8164
Fax: 404.873.8165
Atlanta
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Megan is a partner in AGG’s Litigation and Employment practices. She is also a member of the Background Screening, Economic Development, and Payment Systems industry teams, and co-leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. A business and commercial litigator, Megan has deep jury trial experience and has represented a wide variety of businesses involved in many types of commercial disputes, with an emphasis on representing employers in claims made under state and federal employment laws and defending companies against claims made under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

As a member of AGG’s Employment practice, Megan counsels clients through various employment issues and disputes, and is well-versed in handling internal investigations, discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, and post-employment competition disputes. On the firm’s Economic Development team, Megan applies her broad experience to help clients navigate economic incentives and related compliance concerns on transactions across the United States.

Experience

  • Successfully represented a German manufacturer and its executive in a multimillion dollar employment discrimination and breach of contract lawsuit brought by a former employee of the company’s subsidiary. After a three-week arbitration, AGG’s clients prevailed on all claims against them, and received an award of $2.5 million plus costs.

  • In a jury trial, successfully defended AGG’s client against claims arising out of a failed sale of a shopping center, including by winning a motion for directed verdict on the plaintiff’s specific performance claim. After trial, the judge awarded AGG’s client its attorney’s fees and costs.

  • Counsel to a top-tier Fortune 500 company assisting with local employment and compliance matters in connection with development projects throughout the U.S.

  • Successfully resolved a nationwide putative class action lawsuit against a consumer reporting agency brought in Ohio under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts,
    summa cum laude, with Honors
    • Dual Major in Political Science and Journalism (Public Relations)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • State of Georgia 2011
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP), Board of Directors

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