Meagan Martin

Counsel

Orlando
T +1.407.540.7909
F +1.407.841.0168

Overview

Meg Martin focuses her practice on labor and employment law, advising and representing clients with respect to a wide scope of labor and employment law issues.

Meg has significant experience in the defense of employers in wage and hour class and collective actions and in discrimination cases. She also counsels clients regarding internal investigations, Title VII and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), executive-level contracts on behalf of both executives and companies, noncompete matters and traditional union and labor issues.

Meg represents clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, global entertainment, religious organizations, restaurants, major national retail and travel.

As a former assistant state attorney, she brings to her practice a background of significant trial experience and a diligent approach to her clients’ needs.

Select Experience

  • Represented global entertainment company in federal jury trial regarding sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge claims brought by former employee. Conducted direct examination of critical witnesses and argued Rule 50 motions to the court. Jury ultimately returned a verdict in favor of the client on all counts.
  • Represented a national financial services company in an FLSA lawsuit. Drafted opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for conditional certification, which resulted in the court’s denial of conditional certification of a statewide class.
  • Represented a local business in a discrimination lawsuit brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act. First-chaired an evidentiary hearing involving expert testimony on the plaintiff’s execution of a jury trial waiver form. The court held that the plaintiff had executed the form and struck the plaintiff’s jury trial demand.
More »

Experience

  • Represented global entertainment company in federal jury trial regarding sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge claims brought by former employee. Conducted direct examination of critical witnesses and argued Rule 50 motions to the court. Jury ultimately returned a verdict in favor of the client on all counts.
  • Represented a national financial services company in an FLSA lawsuit. Drafted opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for conditional certification, which resulted in the court’s denial of conditional certification of a statewide class.
  • Represented a local business in a discrimination lawsuit brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act. First-chaired an evidentiary hearing involving expert testimony on the plaintiff’s execution of a jury trial waiver form. The court held that the plaintiff had executed the form and struck the plaintiff’s jury trial demand.
  • Represented a private school in a breach of contract case brought by a terminated teacher. Conducted written discovery and the plaintiff’s deposition. The plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice after her deposition.
  • Served as first chair on behalf of a public agency in several grievance arbitrations brought by the employees’ union.
  • Represented an international company in the aviation industry in connection with putative class and collective actions under the FLSA. Drafted multiple motions, including a motion for summary judgment. Handled settlement efforts, both in mediation and before the court.
  • Drafted contracts for international, national and local businesses, including executive employment agreements and separation and severance agreements (for individuals and as a result of reductions in force).
  • Handled several lawsuits regarding accessibility compliance under the ADA.
  • Advised a companies involved in bankruptcy proceedings regarding various employment issues.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2021 to 2023)
    • “Ones to Watch” Florida: Litigation - Labor and Employment

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Community

  • Coalition for the Homeless: Board of Directors
    • Nominating Committee Chair
    • Doug Spencer Golf Challenge
  • Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball: Board of Directors

Prior Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit: Assistant State Attorney (2011 to 2014)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida: Federal Judicial Intern (2010)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Court: Judicial Intern (2009)
  • Stetson University College of Law
    • Research Assistant (2008 to 2010)
    • Teaching Assistant for Trial Advocacy (2009 to 2010)
  • United States House of Representatives: Congressional Intern (2004)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2010; with honors; Stetson Law Review, Articles and Symposia Editor; Moot Court Board Member; Honors Program; Richard A. Harrison Scholarship; Gariann Vause Memorial Scholarship; Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
  • M.Ed., Program of Study in Organizational Leadership, Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • B.S., Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 2006

Blog

In The Blogs

Previous Next
Employment Law Spotlight
For California Electronic and Computing Services Companies, New Processes Required Before Responding to Warrants, Subpoenas and Other Information Requests
By Rachel Palmer Hooper, M. Scott McIntyre, Aleksandra Vold
October 12, 2022
In response to the Dobbs decisions, Califoria enacted legislation intended to enhance data privacy and block record requests by other states concerning alleged abortion-related offenses that are lawful in California. In September...
Read More ->
Employment Law Spotlight
Governor Newsom Imposes Greater Pay Transparency Requirements on California Employers
By Sylvia J. Kim, Kerri H. Sakaue
September 30, 2022
On Sept. 27, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1162. As previously reported, SB 1162 significantly expands pay reporting and disclosure requirements for most California employers. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, California...
Read More ->
Employment Law Spotlight
Dobbs on Demand Podcast Series
By Amy J. Traub
August 15, 2022
In response to the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in which the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, BakerHostetler partners have developed a podcast series aimed at providing guidance and addressing questions...
Read More ->
Employment Law Spotlight
Washington Employers: Take Caution Before Asking Your Employees To Sign Confidentiality and Nondisparagement Agreements
By James R. Morrison
August 4, 2022
For years, employers have insisted that confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements be included in settlement agreements in a variety of employment disputes, such as discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and others. The reasoning...
Read More ->
Employment Law Spotlight
Weigand v. N.L.R.B: A Double Standard for Social Media?
By Meagan Martin, Patrick M. Muldowney
April 30, 2015
On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) decision finding a local branch of the Amalgamated Transit Union (“Union”) could not be held...
Read More ->