Megan Degeneffe joined the firm as an associate in 2016. Her practice includes representing unions and their members in federal court, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations. Ms. Degeneffe has worked with private and public sector employees in a variety of industries, protecting their rights to organize and their rights under union contracts. She has also represented union trust funds, securing pension and health benefits for unionized workers.
A Wisconsin native, Ms. Degeneffe did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She then spent two years as a policy analyst in state and local government before attending law school.
Ms. Degeneffe graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. While at Georgetown, she served as the Senior Articles Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal and as a Legal Writing Fellow. She was a member of the Appellate Advocacy division of Georgetown’s Barristers Counsel. In her third year, she participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic and successfully argued an appeal in the D.C. Circuit. Active in the public interest community, Ms. Degeneffe served as the chair of the Equal Justice Foundation. During her summers, she worked on litigation with Georgetown Professor David Cole—now the American Civil Liberties Union’s Legal Director—and at a litigation-focused D.C. law firm.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Degeneffe was a Legal Fellow at United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals. There, she assisted with multiple organizing campaigns and represented union members in arbitration hearings and mediations.
Ms. Degeneffe is a member of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO and the Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association.