Megan L. Anderson

Principal, Firm Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
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Direct: 612.632.3004

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Megan Anderson is an MSBA certified employment and labor law specialist and proactively partners with businesses, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions to ensure employment law compliance and prevent legal claims. In addition, Megan works with colleges and universities on higher education and student affair compliance matters. Megan regularly advises and trains employers on the full range of employment law issues, including hiring, compensation, performance management, termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace violence, leaves of absence, accommodations, employment policies, and employment-related contracts. In addition, she advises and trains higher education institutions on a host of higher education compliance issues, including but not limited to Title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), and the Clery Act. Megan chairs the firm’s Employment Law team within the firm’s broader Labor, Employment and Higher Education practice.

In addition to providing preventative counseling and training services, Megan conducts investigations and legal compliance reviews. She also regularly represents employers and higher education institutions in administrative actions and in litigation when claims do arise. In addition, Megan is a qualified Rule 114 neutral offering mediation services.


Representative Employment Matters

  • Advised a number of non-profit organizations on reasonable compensation rules for executives
  • Advised multiple clients on workplace violence prevention and response matters
  • Conducted transgender sensitivity training for employer in connection with employee’s gender transition
  • Represented multiple businesses on the employment law aspects of a business acquisition
  • Conducted multiple investigations of allegations of employee workplace misconduct
  • Obtained dismissals of charges of discrimination and/or retaliation filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and other agencies
  • Obtained summary judgment and appellate rulings dismissing multiple race discrimination actions brought against a private employer
  • Defended and successfully resolved a putative class action involving employee misclassification and wage and hour claims
  • Obtained over $1 million dollar civil judgment against a former employee as a result of his embezzlement of employer funds

Representative Higher Education Matters

  • Obtained dismissal of charge of discrimination filed with the U.S. Department of Education
  • Successfully represented higher education institutions in litigation arising out of institutional sexual misconduct proceedings
  • Conducted a privileged compliance review of Clery Act and Title IX policies, procedures, and practices of a private college located in Iowa
  • Conducted a privileged compliance review of a private university’s drug and alcohol prevention program
  • Conducted an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct by a student of a private Minnesota college
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