Megan L. Anderson

Principal, Firm Culture & Diversity Committee
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Direct: 612.632.3004

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Direct: 612.632.3337

Megan Anderson concentrates her practice in the areas of employment and higher education law. She regularly advises employers and provides training regarding a wide variety of employment law issues, including discipline and termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, privacy and other tort claims, leaves of absence, compensation, handbooks and personnel policies, employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, disaster prevention and response planning, and workplace violence prevention. In addition, Megan advises and provides training to higher education institutions on a host of higher education compliance issues. In addition to providing preventive counseling and training, Megan conducts investigations and compliance reviews for organizations. She also regularly represents employers and higher education institutions in administrative actions and in litigation when claims do arise.

Megan has several areas of special interest and experience. She is experienced in the area of appellate advocacy and has successfully represented clients in numerous appeals. Megan also has class action litigation experience, including in the wage and hour area. In addition, she is particularly interested in evolving areas of employment law, including addressing employee issues arising from our increasingly high-tech world. Megan also regularly works with start-up employers to assist them in satisfying their start-up and ongoing employment law obligations.

Megan frequently presents on and publishes articles on various employment and higher education law topics. In addition to her primary practice areas, Megan is a qualified Rule 114 neutral and has experience in business and franchise litigation. She is also past chair of the firm’s Attorney Personnel Committee.


  • Has obtained multiple summary judgment and appellate rulings dismissing employment law or higher education claims
  • Defended a putative class action case involving employee misclassification and wage and hour claims
  • Has represented clients in non-competition, trade secret, and confidential information disputes
  • Has conducted compliance reviews for higher education institutions
  • Has represented numerous employers on employment law issues arising in business transactions

Representative Cases

  • Iris Dodge and Department of Economic Development v. Home Education Resource Organization, No. 30469996-3 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 20, 2013)
  • Lopez v. Dlorah, Inc. d/b/a National American University, No. 11-1101-CV-SJ-ODS (W.D. Mo. Sept. 17, 2012
  • DePeralta v. Dlorah, Inc. d/b/a National American University, No. 11-1102-CV-SJ-ODS (W.D. Mo. Sept. 17, 2012)
  • Outdoor Specialties and Landscaping, LLC v. Minnesota Assigned Risk Plan, A07-0441, 2008 WL 570763 (Minn. Ct. App. March 4, 2008)
  • Carlson v. Kelly Servs., Inc., 233 Fed.Appx. 633 (8th Cir. 2007)
  • Carlson v. Am. Express. Fin. Advisors, Inc., 233 Fed.Appx. 633 (8th Cir. 2007)
  • McClure v. Career Sys. Dev. Corp., 447 F.3d 1133 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • Tisdell v. Valadco, Nos. C0-01-2054, C6-01-2060, C2-01-2055, C6-01-2057, 2002 WL 31368336 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 16, 2002)
  • Evertz v. Aspen Med. Group, 169 F.Supp.2d 1027 (D. Minn. 2001)
  • Metro Ride, Inc. v. Shields, No. C8-97-2278, 1998 WL 204499 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 28, 1998)
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