Client Focus

Independent School Law

Independent Schools

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2008

    Brooklyn Law School Richardson Merit Scholar

    Judge Doris A. Thompson And Judge Edward Thompson Award For Excellence In Trial Advocacy

    Moot Court Honor Society, Trial and Appellate Divisions
    Competitor and Executive Board Vice-President

    Moot Court Honor Society Award

  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2002

Memberships

  • National Business Officers Association

    National Association of Independent Schools

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Megan H. Mann

Counsel

Megan Mann is counsel in Venable's Labor and Employment and Education practices, where she works collaboratively with her clients, actively joining their teams to ensure she is intimately familiar with each organization's operations, mission, and environment. This cooperative approach allows her to engage in practical problem-solving and provide useful legal guidance.

Employment Counseling
Drawing upon her employment litigation and labor relations experience, Megan offers practical ways to address routine and complex management issues. She regularly works with clients to ensure compliance with relevant laws, including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as various state and local laws. She also helps clients improve the quality and efficacy of various employment-related practices, policies, and documents. This type of counseling includes:

  • Rendering advice related to workplace practices, including employee classification, wage and hour practices, and disability accommodations.
  • Advising clients on federal, state, and local leave laws, and providing guidance on how to practically and legally manage leaves of absence and employees returning to work.
  • Drafting new or updating existing employment documents, such as personnel handbooks, offer and termination letters, severance agreements, and performance management (including discipline) documents.
  • Rendering advice related to the hiring and termination processes, including group layoffs, to ensure compliance with applicable laws and to appropriately protect clients' interests.
  • Advice and counseling related to harassment in the workplace, which includes onsite harassment training, drafting of sound anti-harassment policies and investigation guidelines, and counseling following reported harassment.

Education Law
Because Megan advises a wide array of schools, including independent pre-K through 12th grade, and institutions of higher education, she understands the unique challenges that educators face. She helps schools respond to current legal issues and proactively identify problems before they arise. This type of counseling includes:
  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising documents utilized by schools, including but not limited to teacher employment contracts, enrollment agreements, and travel documents.
  • Counseling schools in the development of policies related to students, parents, and employees.
  • Counseling schools on student safety, welfare, and discipline; student and faculty handbooks; and a variety of day-to-day challenges.