Meg Thering is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on employment litigation. Meg has extensive experience representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class and collective action litigation.
Among other labor and employment matters, she represents employers in federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies in matters involving trade secrets, employee misclassification and other wage and hour issues, ERISA, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and unemployment insurance.
In ERISA and trade secrets matters, she has experience representing employers on both the defense and plaintiff side. Meg also has experience counseling employers on issues such as worker classification, trade secrets and employee mobility, covenants not to compete, hiring practices, employment policies, employment contracts, terminations and reductions in force, internal investigations, leave laws, and numerous other issues that arise under federal, state, or local labor and employment laws.
She has reviewed and drafted numerous employment policies, including employee handbooks, vacation policies, and family and medical leave policies. In addition, Meg has considerable merger and acquisition experience, assisting clients in structuring corporate transactions to minimize employment-related risks and maximize the value of the transaction from an employment perspective.
Meg also devotes a significant portion of her practice to pro bono work with the Safe Passage Project and Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, representing unaccompanied minors who have immigrated to the U.S. in immigration and family court.
Prior to joining the firm, Meg worked in the employment litigation group in the New York City office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Before that, she worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles.
- J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008
- A.B., Dartmouth College, 2005
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Secretary, New York City Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), 2014-2015
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
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