Maura McGonigle provides legal advice to the firm on issues related to conflicts of interest, legal ethics, and compliance with the rules of professional responsibility. Ms. McGonigle conducts conflicts analysis for new hires, new clients, and new business. She regularly drafts and implements ethical screens, waivers, and notices required under the rules of professional responsibility. She assists firm management with the creation and implementation of firm guidelines and procedures. As a member of the firm's Ethics and Practice Committee, she advises firm attorneys on a wide range of ethics issues and conducts ethics and professional responsibility training for new attorneys. She works closely with the firm's Legal Personnel Department advising on issues related to bar admissions, unauthorized practice of law questions and retention of contract personnel. In 2023, Ms. McGonigle was appointed by the D.C. Court of Appeals to serve a three-year term as Vice-Chair on the District of Columbia’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Previously. Ms. McGonigle was a Staff Attorney whose practice focused on managing electronic and other discovery matters in complex litigation, regulatory actions, government investigations, and product liability litigation. This work provided her with substantial experience in all phases of complex litigation, including formal discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, and appellate review.
- Consumer products manufacturer in multiple class actions alleging consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices.
- Consumer products manufacturer in numerous individual actions alleging personal injury claims.
- Oil & gas company in sale of assets and related logistics.
- Oil & gas company in the management and execution of the terms of a settlement agreement.
- Telecommunications companies in the acquisitions of various assets.
- Federal employee in discrimination and retaliation litigation against employer.
- Private equity fund in antitrust litigation involving bidding practices of leading private equity firms.
- Pharmaceutical corporation in government investigation of the marketing of consumer products.
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2003
- B.A., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2000
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit