Margaret H. Campbell

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC 

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Peachtree Street 191
Atlanta 30303 GA US

Margaret (Meg) Campbell is a shareholder in the Atlanta office and has practiced employment, litigation, and labor law at Ogletree since 1981. Meg graduated from Goucher College and Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and of the Jessup International Moot Court team and a Burks Scholar.

An all-around labor and employment lawyer, Meg is particularly recognized for her expertise and experience in complex class and collective action litigation, whistleblower investigations and litigation including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank cases, appellate practice, and restrictive covenant law.

Meg has litigated single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective action jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts around the country.

Clients regularly seek her client-centered practical advice and innovative solutions for preventing and mitigating risk events arising in the workplace. In addition, Meg assists clients in sensitive and complex investigations of alleged improper conduct by high-level executives.

Over more than 30 years of practice with Ogletree, Meg has served the firm in a number of roles, including as its first General Counsel, and has served two terms on the firm’s four-member Board of Directors.

She currently serves as national co-chair of the Whistleblower Practice Group, member of the Class and Collective Action Practice Group steering committee, and co-chair of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative (ODWIN). She also served as a member of the firm’s Advisory Committee for several years.

Meg has published numerous articles on labor and employment subjects, and has spoken to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, U.S. Chamber and other business groups, and at bar association and client seminars on labor and employment law issues.  She was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2004.

In addition to her professional activities, Meg is involved in community activities, including most recently The Atlanta United Way Tocqueville Society, The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where she has served as an Elder and Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee, and various roles in support of and on behalf of The Collegiate Schools, Goucher College, Washington and Lee University, The Lovett School, and Vassar College. Meg, her husband, and two children have traveled to Brazil to work on inner-city and rural projects in and around Fortaleza.


  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1981
  • A.B., with Honors, Economics, Goucher College, 1978

Admitted to Practice:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Litigation Sections)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Labor and Litigation Sections)
  • Virginia State Bar
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Atlanta Bar Foundation, Fellow


  • Litigated numerous Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower retaliation cases for employers including major energy company, financial industry companies, and multinational high-tech and manufacturing companies
  • Litigated regional and nationwide race and gender discrimination and ERISA class actions for leading employers in manufacturing, service, financial, chemical, and defense industries
  • Litigated collective action under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act through jury trial and appeal for large life insurance company, establishing leading case on limits to certification of, participation in, and proof of class-based age discrimination
  • Litigated leading Georgia case establishing law on enforceability of non-solicitation covenants for major chemical company
  • Litigated individual and multi-plaintiff cases coast-to-coast following decertification of national sexual harassment class action for large


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