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Megan Howe is an associate in the New York office of McKool Smith.  Megan’s practice consists of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation.  She has experience in a broad range of areas including antitrust, insurance recovery, fraudulent conveyances, directors’ and officers’ liability, and oil and gas.  For each of her matters, Megan focuses on developing a case strategy in concert with the client and her colleagues to ensure the best results.  She has significant experience drafting briefs and motions for the tribunal’s consideration, whether a judge or arbitration panel, as well as developing a factual record through the use of depositions and written discovery.   

Megan’s current pro bono practice consists of coaching a high school mock trial team located in Manhattan.  Her previous pro bono representations include work in immigration proceedings, post-trial criminal relief, and family law.

Megan joined McKool Smith after beginning her legal career at a leading Wall Street firm, where she helped litigate complex commercial, securities, regulatory, and white collar matters. There she participated in investigations involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering, and cybersecurity compliance issues for public companies, major financial institutions, and private equity firms. 

While attending law school, Megan interned for the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and was Managing Editor of the Moot Court Board.


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2018

B.A., Psychology and Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance; Minor, Political Science, 2015

Court Admissions

  • State of Minnesota
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
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