Meghan Berglind
 

Meghan Frei Berglind is an experienced advocate who helps clients in complex appeals and critical motions practice. She has represented sophisticated companies and government agencies in high-stakes trials and appeals, including as lead counsel for the Social Security Administration against one of the largest disability fraud schemes in U.S. history. 

Meghan brings significant experience briefing and arguing important cases in federal and state courts nationwide. She also has substantial experience taking claims from pre-litigation through trials and appeals across a variety of practice areas and industries. Her practice involves class actions, commercial contracts, product liability, real estate, civil rights, and employment law. This range of experience, along with her trial background, informs Meghan’s appellate strategies and empowers her to work closely with trial teams to position cases for successful appeals. 

Meghan’s appellate experience extends to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.

Other Experience

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Associate
Kirkland & Ellis, Associate

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Social Security Administration,
    2018 General Counsel’s Excellence-in-Service Award
American Bar Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Paddington Station Preschool, Board of Trustees


Meghan Frei Berglind is an experienced advocate who helps clients in complex appeals and critical motions practice. She has represented sophisticated companies and government agencies in high-stakes trials and appeals, including as lead counsel for the Social Security Administration against one of the largest disability fraud schemes in U.S. history.

Representative Cases
  • Served as lead counsel in 11 appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Presented oral arguments in five of these.
  • Led the legal team defending the Social Security Administration against litigation arising from one of the largest disability fraud schemes in U.S. history, including claims brought under the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedures Act, with litigation reaching the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Defended against employee actions, including arbitrations and actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • Participated in three jury trials, conducting witness direct and cross examination, and arguing directed verdict motions.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Other Experience

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Associate
Kirkland & Ellis, Associate

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Social Security Administration,
    2018 General Counsel’s Excellence-in-Service Award
American Bar Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association

Government Service

Social Security Administration, Assistant Regional Counsel

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Paddington Station Preschool, Board of Trustees

Education
  • Cornell University Law School, J.D., 2000, cum laude, Cornell Law Review, Production Editor
  • Boston University, B.A., 1997, political science, magna cum laude
Government Service

Social Security Administration, Assistant Regional Counsel

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit