Meghann Kantke represents employers and higher education institutions as both a litigator and an advisor, assisting in a wide range of employment, labor, and student services matters. As a litigator, Meghann has worked extensively in the area of computer forensics, particularly when bringing or defending against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of duty of loyalty, and tortious interference, as well as noncompete claims. In addition, Meghann has obtained favorable outcomes for clients facing FLSA class action litigation.
Working in an advisory capacity outside the courtroom, Meghann has a passion for finding practical solutions to her clients’ most difficult employment challenges. She counsels employers on matters including social media and technology policies, FLSA compliance, employee contracts, personnel policies and employee handbooks, wellness program initiatives, management training, terminations, and severance agreements. Meghann also draws on her experience with labor law to assist employers with union election and decertification campaigns, union avoidance, and allegations of unfair labor practices.
Meghann’s work with higher education institutions encompasses many of the same labor and employment issues, as well as compliance with the unique obligations posed to higher-ed institutions by Title IX, Title IV, FERPA, the ADA, and other relevant regulatory frameworks. Meghann provides compliance guidance to institutions on matters including religious exemptions, internal investigations, preparations and procedures for comprehensive program review, and auxiliary services for students with disabilities.
As a law student, Meghann was a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Diana Murphy, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and was a research assistant for the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Prior to pursuing a legal career, Meghann worked for a leadership development firm where she assisted employers across the globe in utilizing research-based tools for talent management and employee development. She also worked as one of The Princeton Review’s instructors and taught English to children and adults in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
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