Meaghan Burnett is a litigation associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She counsels and represents clients on a wide range of complex legal issues with a particular focus on accountant and auditor liability, corporate internal investigations, and health care defense.
Ms. Burnett represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country at both the trial and appellate levels. She has experience researching and drafting pleadings, discovery and dispositive motions, and post-trial and appellate briefs, as well as taking and defending depositions. Ms. Burnett was a member of a small team of attorneys that tried a case against the SEC’s Division of Enforcement during a two-week hearing before an administrative law judge. She assisted in the preparation of expert witnesses, direct- and cross- examinations, opening and closing statements, and post-trial briefing. Ms. Burnett also helped prepare for trial in two parallel qui tam lawsuits involving claims of healthcare fraud. She was extensively involved in drafting several successful pre-trial briefs and evidentiary motions.
Ms. Burnett is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono program, and has represented clients in domestic violence hearings and civil rights lawsuits, as well as in asylum proceedings before a federal Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Ms. Burnett received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Religious Studies from Rhodes College in 2006, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received a J.D., magna cum laude, in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was executive managing editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.