Megan S. Webster is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago and New York offices and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Her broad national practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, investigations, responding to federal and state regulators and enforcement authorities, and compliance counseling.
Megan also counsels companies on risk management, litigation avoidance strategies and general strategic decisions on multi-disciplinary matters. Megan is widely regarded as a trusted senior business advisor and an efficient and creative problem solver who leverages her unique experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Megan spent more than a decade in various high-level in-house counsel positions at large global banking and financial services firms. Most recently as vice president and associate general counsel, she led a team responsible for US personal and commercial banking disputes and investigations at BMO Financial Group.
Before joining BMO, Megan spent a decade at HSBC, where she held several positions including senior vice president and associate general counsel. In her in-house roles, Megan managed a diverse docket of consumer and commercial matters across business lines including class action and individual litigation, federal and state government investigations and enforcement actions, and internal investigations.
She also served as lead counsel responsible for domestic antitrust litigation and transactional matters. During her tenure as in-house counsel Megan managed some of the most significant litigation, investigations, and state and federal exam and enforcement matters for her clients. Megan began her career in private practice at a large international law firm.
- DePaul University, JD, Order of Barristers
- DePaul University, MBA
- University of Kentucky, BBA, with honors
- US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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