Megan E. Jones
Partner Megan Jones focuses on recovering damages for corporate victims of antitrust cartels for price-fixing, tying, restraints of trade, and other competition violations. Megan performs cartel analyses for her corporate clients, surveying purchase records for potential anti-competitive losses. She then makes recommendations about which losses can be recovered. Recoveries from the cases she has been involved in total well over half a billion dollars. Megan is adept at representing both classes of businesses that were harmed as well as individual businesses.
Megan has been recognized locally and globally as a leader in the Antitrust and E-Discovery bars. In 2014, independent researchers at Global Competition Review and Who's Who Legal selected Megan as one of just three women represented on their list of "The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists." In 2013, Global Competition Review named Megan as one of the 100 successful Women in Antitrust globally. She was one of just 23 U.S. Lawyers selected for this global honor and the only U.S. lawyer who exclusively focuses her practice on pursuing recovery for victims of cartels. In 2012-2015, The Legal 500, which provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services, selected Megan as one of the top 10 "Leading Lawyers" in the U.S. in plaintiffs’ representation for antitrust. It also recommended Megan in both Antitrust-Cartel Enforcement and Civil Litigation/Class Actions categories. In 2011, the publication recommended Megan for having a “good understanding of business and operational environments.” In 2012, Megan was selected by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in the Competition category. Law360 selected just five attorneys in each category as top legal talent under 40 in the U.S. and internationally, whose accomplishments in major litigation or transactions belie their age. For years 2012-2014, she was chosen by her peers as a Washington, DC Super Lawyer in Antitrust, reserved for those attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Based on her experience, Megan has been asked to speak on antitrust matters around the world, including Munich and Sydney.
Megan is also a member of The Sedona Conference®, which is composed of leading jurists, lawyers, experts, academics and others, at the cutting edge of issues in electronic discovery. She is co-author of two Sedona publications: "The Sedona Conference Glossary: E-Discovery and Digital Information Management" (2nd edition), December 2007, and co-author of "Navigating the Vendor Proposal Process: Best Practices for the Selection of Electronic Discovery Vendors," published by The Sedona Conference®. Megan is also part of the team that is updating the Westlaw Casebook on electronic discovery in 2014. She also testified before the Federal Rules Committee in 2014 on the impact of the changes of the rules on electronic discovery. In 2014, she also chosen to speak at the American Bar Association's 8th National E-Discovery Institute, where nationally-acclaimed e-discovery professionals convened for a full day to analyze and discuss the latest developments and best strategies for managing the e-discovery process. Megan also was invited to attend the Duke Law Conference on Implementing Discovery Proportionality Standard, an invitation only conference that brings together prominent bench leaders, government officials, senior-level lawyers, technical experts, and academics to address emerging legal issues and develop consensus positions that will guide government policy-makers and decision-makers.
Megan’s competition litigation efforts on behalf of clients have resulted in recoveries of over half a billion dollars, including: In re Polyester Staple Antitrust Litigation (W.D.N.C.) ($63.5 million on behalf of class); In re Compact Disc Antitrust Litigation (C.D. Cal.) (over $50 million on behalf of class); In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (over $100 million on behalf of class); In re MMA Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.) (over $20 million on behalf of class); In re EPDM Antitrust Litigation (D. Conn.) ($81 million on behalf of class). Megan was also involved in the negotiation of a $300 million global settlement with Bayer (which resolved three cases: EPDM, Rubber Chemicals and NBR), and drafted the innovative settlement agreement itself.
Megan is the founder of Women Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Attorneys, a national organization dedicated to exchanging best practices and information for women who primarily practice cartel law on behalf of victims. Speakers at the organization’s conferences have included Wendy H. Waszmer, Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney from the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, federal judges, and the Honorable Judge Daniel Weinstein (Ret.).