Meghan E. Tepas

Partner

[email protected]

Phone: (312) 360-6454

Fax: (312) 360-6520

It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.

- Robert Yates

About

About

Meghan Tepas is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group.

Meghan is passionate about litigation and takes a thoughtful and creative approach to each of her cases. She focuses on general breach of contract disputes and employment disputes including those involving breach of non-compete and non-solicit agreements.  She has extensive experience representing clients facing claims of negligent hiring and breach of fiduciary duty relating to allegations of employee sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Meghan also counsels start-ups and small businesses with respect to vendor, customer, and employee contracts. 

Outside of work, Meghan enjoys golf, tennis and yoga.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended national corporation against multi-million dollar claw-back action under the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.

  • Drafted, argued, and won multiple motions to dismiss on behalf of client against allegations that client violated the Illinois Constitution.

  • Investigated on behalf of and counseled client through leadership transition following allegations of sexual harassment. 

  • Successfully defeated multiple motions to dismiss filed against her client in a multi-million dollar breach of trustee action against a regional corporate trustee.

  • Successfully defended financial institution client against breach of contract lawsuit resulting in dismissal of both the complaint and the appeal.

  • Successfully pursued and collected monetary judgment on behalf of pro-bono client.

  • Represented client in five-day private mediation in a contentious breach of fiduciary duty case and secured favorable settlement.

  • Defended national residential alarm services company in multiple Lanham Act lawsuits involving allegations of unfair competition and false advertising brought by competitor in Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - 2019 (cited in multiple years)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers - 2018 (cited in multiple years)

Perspectives

Media

Media

Publications

  • Author, "Curtailing The Tail of Liability for Dissolved Corporations," Civil Litigation Flashpoints, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 2014.
  • Author, "What’s in a Name?" Civil Litigation Flashpoints, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 2013.
  • Author, "A Look at Traditional Islam’s General Discord with a Permanent System of Global Cooperation," Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2009.