Megan O'Neill

DTO Law - California

Partner

535 Mission Street 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

415 630 4101

California - Litigation Star

Labor and employment Star

Local Litigation Star


Practice areas:

Appellate
Arbitration
Civil litigation
Class action
Consumer protection
Dispute resolution
Intellectual property
Labor and employment
Mass tort


A tenacious, seasoned litigator who has used her creativity to achieve victories for her clients, Megan O’Neill never lets her drive to win override what is most important: that her clients get the result they want. Clients trust Megan to analyze cases from all sides and consistently deliver the desired outcome, whether that means winning a dispositive motion, negotiating the optimal settlement, or taking the case all the way to trial.

Megan spent over a decade doing high-stakes litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP before moving to a boutique and later launching DTO. Megan’s varied experience allows her to handle a wide range of matters for her clients, but she has a specialized focus in the class action arena. She regularly defends Fortune 500 companies in consumer class actions alleging unfair competition, false advertising, and other claims, and frequently speaks on class action topics at legal seminars. Megan also has significant experience litigating intellectual property claims, including suits alleging theft of trade secrets and trademark infringement, as well as cases involving product liability claims, employment disputes, breaches of contract, and fraud claims. In the past few years, she has litigated substantial matters on behalf of PayPal, Target, The Kroger Co., The Nature’s Bounty Co., Physician Laboratories, and several start-up companies.

Among her recent victories, Megan secured a dismissal with prejudice for a major retailer sued in a civil RICO class action pending in the Northern District of California. Megan also obtained the voluntary dismissal of a consumer class action after opposing class certification, which was due in large part to the key admissions she obtained at the class representative’s deposition. She also prevailed on a successful forum non conveniens motion in a far-flung jurisdiction and subsequent motion to compel arbitration in a case against a Silicon Valley start-up. In one of her most notable cases to date, Megan drove the settlement of thousands of claims as lead counsel representing a utility company in connection with multi-billion dollar claims arising from one of the largest wildfires in California history.

Megan is a fluent Spanish speaker, enabling her to represent clients from Spain and Latin America. She previously clerked for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Megan is actively involved in fostering diversity in the legal profession, having served as a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

In her spare time, Megan is a hip-hop choreographer and lyrical, hip-hop, and jazz dancer.

Education:
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2000
Lafayette College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1996


Last updated Jan 2020