Overview

Megan O. Curran is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice, where she represents corporations, organizations, and individuals in government investigations. Ms. Curran is also a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Privacy, Security & Information Management practices. She has experience litigating and trying complex commercial matters for a variety of industries, including the securities, construction, insurance, and health care industries.

In addition to litigation, Ms. Curran also provides strategic guidance to clients on a wide range of business and compliance matters.This includes assisting clients with risk management and environmental and regulatory compliance. With regard to compliance, Ms. Curran has in-depth knowledge of California’s environmental regulations, including Proposition 65.

Ms. Curran was a summer associate for Foley (2009) and also obtained experience with the San Francisco Superior Court in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program where she assisted in the planning and implementation of the Asbestos Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Curran served as a staff assistant for the Office of Congresswoman Susan Davis.

Education

Ms. Curran earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2010) where she earned a CALI Award (top student of the class) in her negotiations and ADR Externship classes. She was also a board member of the U.C. Hastings Negotiation Team. Ms. Curran graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2006). While at Berkeley, she completed an honors thesis and received numerous honors recognitions. Ms. Curran spent one year of undergraduate study at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in Spain.

Admissions

Ms. Curran is admitted to practice in California and before the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California.

Languages

Ms. Curran is proficient in Spanish.

Representative Matters

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Enforcement action by the State of California against funeral services businesses alleging violation of California statutes and regulations concerning pre-need funeral trusts.
Defended one of the nation's largest health insurers in a putative class action arising out of a privacy breach involving more than 600,000 applicant names, medical conditions, social security numbers and financial information. Once the breach was discovered and the lawsuit brought, we successfully defeated a motion for preliminary injunction, obtained dismissal of nearly all of the underlying complaint, and ultimately achieved a favorable settlement with the class action plaintiffs. We also assisted the client in negotiating favorable resolutions with two State Attorney General's offices. Meanwhile, we worked diligently with the client to identify the source of the breach and obtain an expeditious remedy.