Megan focuses her practice on intellectual property matters. She helps companies protect their innovations and ultimately their brands and their profits. Her experience includes leading a portion of a client counseling meeting and drafting a pro-licensee agreement section on scope. Megan has patent prosecution experience which includes preparation and prosecution of electrical, mechanical and software patent applications.
Following law school, Megan served in a judicial clerkship for the Honorable George C. Hanks Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. While in law school, Megan worked for the Harris County Attorney’s Office in Houston, drafting memoranda to assist with labor and employment and criminal and health cases. She also worked for the Honorable Gregg Costa in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. There she discussed personal jurisdiction and constitutional violation issues with the Judge and observed and assisted with oral argument preparation by drafting screeners for pending appeals. Before law school, Megan was a Teach for America corps member and Amgen Fellow teaching middle science in Houston’s largest school district.
Megan has a Bachelor of Science in biological engineering and formerly worked as a research assistant fabricating anterior cruciate ligament polymers capable of chondrogenic cell differentiation. Her experience and education in biological engineering give Megan specific and valuable insight into health and life sciences intellectual property matters, including litigation matters pertaining to Shook clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.
Presentations and Publications
A Deep Dive Into The Crown Act: Stopping Hair Discrimination One Strand at a Time, The Houston Lawyer, August 22, 2023.
Moderator, Promoting Equality: Examining Pro Bono Power in Civil Rights, Immigration and Racial Justice, Houston Young Lawyers Association, August 15, 2023.
Co-Author, Changes in IP Litigation Practice in Texas During the Pandemic and Lagniappe on Practicing in Federal Court, State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Litigation Section, February 22, 2023 (with Sharon Israel).
Panelist, Judicial Clerkship & Judicial Internship Program, South Texas College of Law Houston, October 2021; October 2022.
Panelist, Interviewing Tips and Tricks, South Texas College of Law Houston, October 2021.
Panelist, Let’s Talk About It: Law Schooling While Black, Black Law Students Association, September 17, 2020.