Megan R. Calme Associate

     

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Megan Calme represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including construction-related claims, qui tam (False Claims Act) and other government-fraud related matters; criminal representations including those involving federal white collar matters; commercial disputes; and employment litigation. Megan has developed extensive experience in corporate health care compliance, including providing supervisory oversight of a comprehensive compliance program. She also has represented clients participating in federal voluntary disclosure programs relating to undisclosed income, offshore accounts and unpaid taxes.

Earlier in her career, Megan served as in-house counsel for a business development company and outside counsel for a record label and artist management company. She also worked at the Oakland County (Michigan) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Representative Matters

Second-chair trial associate in a federal criminal jury trial in the Southern District of New York, providing trial preparation, assisting in motion submissions, post-trial briefs and appellate briefs in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Second-chair trial associate in a construction dispute involving a municipality, assisting with trial preparation, motion submissions and post-trial summations. 

Second-chair trial associate in a personal injury matter, providing trial preparation and assisting in motion submissions, court-ordered arbitration and post-trial submissions. 

Served as assisting associate representing a multinational corporation in multimillion-dollar arbitration. 

Assisted in preparing briefs before the Southern District of New York and Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a sealed Grand Jury matter on the issue of diplomatic immunity.

Represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and business litigation, construction, personal injury, qui tam (False Claims Act), government-fraud, employment and white-collar criminal defense matters before state and federal courts.

Litigation preparation in civil and criminal matters involving all aspects of the litigation process from inception through conclusion, including case analysis, preparation of pleadings, discovery/disclosure, motion practice, conducting hearings, trial preparation, trials, appeals and settlement negotiations.

Represent clients before administrative law hearings.

Served as supervisory outside counsel on corporate health care compliance matters, revising and implementing comprehensive compliance and ethics programs, including risk assessments, ethical fitness, code of conduct, internal investigations and due diligence programs.

Counseled clients on voluntary disclosure programs relating to undisclosed income, offshore accounts and unpaid taxes.

Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts with an emphasis on enhancing economic benefits, corporate protections and timely disclosures, and avoiding exposure to litigation.