Meegan B. Brooks

Associate

Meegan B. Brooks

Associate

What Makes Meegan Deliberately Different

Meegan has never been one to turn down a challenge. In the last seven years, she has lived in South Africa, Northern Chile (in the middle of the Atacama Desert), rural Vietnam, and in a Nicaraguan barrio. She has backpacked solo throughout most of South and Central America (in part thanks to a year-long-adventure that she accomplished for less than $5,000), and has road-tripped through numerous other regions, including Mozambique, Botswana, Cambodia, Zambia, and Borneo. Although Meegan’s rugged past may seem unrelated to her work representing fashion retailers, these experiences have been invaluable to her practice by strengthening her communications and negotiation skills, and by giving her a unique appreciation for hard work and thinking outside of the box. Of course, Meegan’s love of shopping helps, too.

Overview Overview Experience Credentials

Meegan Brooks is an associate in Sedgwick’s San Francisco office, where she practices commercial litigation. As a member of Sedgwick’s Retail and Fashion Industry Practice Group, Meegan represents a wide variety of retailers and consumer product manufacturers, including fashion retailers, luxury retailers, big box stores, cosmetic companies, furniture retailers, and department stores. Meegan regularly litigates false advertising, unfair competition, and privacy class actions, most often bought under state consumer protection statutes such as California Business & Professions Code Section 17200 and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. She also advises clients on a wide variety of retail issues, including laws regulating “Made in the USA” labels, unpaid internship programs, deceptive pricing practices, point-of-sale and website accessibility issues under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, and the New Jersey Truth-In-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act. Recently, Meegan co-authored a chapter in the 2016 edition of Navigating Fashion Law, published by Aspatore Books.

Meegan is also a member of Sedgwick’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Group and has experience litigating and advising clients on a number of privacy laws, including the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, automatic renewal laws, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and state and federal data breach regulations. She has been designated as a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Sedgwick, Meegan served as an extern for the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington. While there, she worked on some of the office’s highest-profile cases, including a terrorism case that had reached the United States Supreme Court. Meegan also authored a brief for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that challenged the federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine offenses.

 

Presentations and Publications 


Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal.)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.)
  • U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.)
  • U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.)
  • Pro Hac Vice, U.S. District Court (E.D. Wisc.)

Education

  • J.D. (2013) University of Michigan Law School,

    cum laude

  • Editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform
    Advanced student attorney for the University of Michigan’s Pediatric Advocacy Initiative Clinic
    Student body representative for the law school’s Awards Committee
    Supervisor of the Legal Alternative Winter Breaks volunteer organization (which offers service-learning experiences for Michigan Law students) 

  • B.A. (2010) University of California at Berkeley (Political Science)