Meagan Martin

Counsel

Orlando
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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.
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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 2022)
    • “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

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Employment Law Spotlight
Big Changes Coming to Colorado Noncompetition Law
By Nathan A. Schacht
July 1, 2022
Colorado employers have less than two months to bring their noncompetition restrictions into compliance with HB22-1317, a bill passed by the Colorado Legislature in May 2022. HB22-1317, also known as the Restrictive Employment Agreements...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Issue Spotting for Employers in a Post-Roe Era
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo, Amy J. Traub
July 1, 2022
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-1-3 opinion that Roe v. Wade – a nearly 50-year-old Supreme Court opinion providing the right to an abortion in this country – should be overturned. See Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...
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Employment Law Spotlight
At the Crossroads of Politics, Religion and Social Justice, Employers Face Difficult Choices
By Marc A. Antonetti, Ashlee C. Grant , Allison R. Thomas
July 1, 2022
A closely divided Supreme Court, a reversal of long-standing precedent, headline-grabbing litigation and an increased assertion of religious liberty rights by employees have thrust employers into an unprecedented and extraordinarily...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Supreme Court Allows Employees to Seek Derivative Penalties for Meal and Rest Break Violations
By Michael S. Chamberlin, Vivian Y. Shen
May 24, 2022
On May 23, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion that will drastically increase the potential exposure for employers facing meal and rest break class actions. The court, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., ruled that...
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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...
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