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Megan Treseder represents insurance carriers in complex commercial actions involving bad faith and coverage claims. Her experience includes taking depositions; drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and mediation statements; preparing discovery requests and responses; and researching complex legal issues and drafting memoranda summarizing the same. In the past, Megan represented policyholders in seeking coverage for long-tail environmental and asbestos exposure claims. As a result, Megan knows the arguments and strategies relied on by policyholders, which she now uses for the benefit of her insurance carrier clients.
Megan earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum and Executive Editor of the Duke Forum of Law and Social Change. While there, she represented foster children as a guardian ad litem.
- Obtained dismissal of claims against primary carrier of plumbing contractor which was added as a third-party defendant in case involving allegations of construction defects to private home.
- Obtained settlement within policy limits of bad faith failure to settle action against primary carrier after runaway jury award that was double the policy limits.
- Represented primary carrier of electrical contractor against additional insured claims arising from construction site accident.
- Represented excess carrier in pursuing bad faith claims against primary carrier for excess judgment resulting from failure to settle airborne collision case.
- Represented large homeowners' association in meetings with Hoboken, NJ planning board and mayor.
- Represented adolescent refugee from Latin America in obtaining asylum grant and legal permanent resident status.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- "Circuits Still Split Over Enviro Fines in Bankruptcy," Law360 (March 6, 2014).
- "Canyonlands Completion: Negotiating the Borders," The University of Utah (August 20, 2009).
- "A Civilization to Match Its Scenery": Western Land Management Policy and Canyonlands National Park," Hinckley Journal of Politics, vol. 10, pp. 103-114, (2009).
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, LLP
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP
Intern, Chief Justice Christine Durham, Utah State Supreme Court
Riding rollercoasters, hiking, reading nonfiction, and spending time with family