McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Megan Thibert-Ind represents clients in a wide variety of complex civil litigation, including class action defense, products liability, ancillary bankruptcy litigation, tax controversy, health care issues and tort litigation. She represents clients in litigation pending in federal and state courts throughout the country, in addition to administrative agencies, and before the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute resolution tribunals.
Megan dedicates a significant portion of her practice to pro bono legal work, which covers a range of experience, including a recent favorable appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the first of its kind in any circuit court of appeals, that stands to protect due process and make more comprehensive the judicial process for immigrant victims of crime seeking immigration protection. Megan has also advocated on behalf of victims of hate crimes, represented clients in employment discrimination and unlawful discharge matters, and obtained a successful judgment on behalf of an elderly man defrauded by his adult son.
Megan is the chair of the Firm’s Chicago Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, and a former recipient of the Firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service Award. Her commitment to firm citizenship also includes membership on the Gender Diversity Subcommittee and the Trial and White-Collar Training and Curriculum Committee, and as the trial partner-in-charge of mentoring in Chicago.
While in law school, Megan served as an articles editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and was a member of the University of Wisconsin Moot Court Board. She also worked on appeals for criminal defendants in the Remington Center Criminal Appeals Project. Megan held a judicial internship for the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb, Former Chief US District Court Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.