Megan Pieper represents individual and corporate clients in white collar matters, government and internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. In particular, she has experience representing clients in litigation and investigations under the False Claims Act and anti-kickback statutes. She has helped clients facing sensitive government investigations, high profile litigation, and parallel civil and criminal matters. Ms. Pieper has navigated all stages of the litigation process—from strategy and counseling before any litigation is filed, to pre-trial motions practice and discovery, and through appeals.

Ms. Pieper maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on civil rights litigation and educational equity advocacy.

Outside of the firm, Ms. Pieper is an adjunct professor of legal research and writing at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk for Hon. Catharina Haynes of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Hon. Philip R. Martinez of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.

She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. While at Georgetown, Ms. Pieper represented members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform though the Civil Litigation Clinic; she also interned in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Experience

  • Major pharmaceutical company in qui tam litigation alleging kickbacks and FCA violations related to price reporting.
  • Individual corporate officer in civil FCA investigation related to medical group’s billing practices.
  • Government contractor in internal anti-kickback investigation of former employee’s conduct.
  • Individual foreign national in FCPA investigation by DOJ and SEC officials.
  • Aerospace manufacturer in product liability suits alleging design defects.
  • Consumer products manufacturer in class action litigation.
  • Estate of individual who was killed by police in civil rights litigation against officers and agencies.
  • Civil rights groups in educational equity advocacy related to admissions policies for top-ranked public high school.
  • Individual criminal defendant in post-conviction appeal.
  • Civil rights groups in Supreme Court amicus brief related to educational equity and school discipline.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018, magna cum laude
  • BA/BJ, University of Missouri, 2011
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Clerkships
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, The Honorable Catharina Haynes
  • US District Court, Western District of Texas, The Honorable Philip R. Martinez
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