Megan E. Jones

Antitrust Complex Litigation and Electronic Discovery Partner at Hausfeld, LLP, and Advocate for Women's LeadershipPartner at Hausfeld, LLPConnectContact

Partner Megan Jones focuses on recovering damages for corporate victims of antitrust cartels for price-fixing, tying, restraints of trade, and other competition violations. Megan performs cartel analyses for her corporate clients, surveying purchase records for potential anti-competitive losses. She then makes recommendations about which losses can be recovered.  Recoveries from the cases she has been involved in total well over half a billion dollars. Megan is adept at representing both classes of businesses that were harmed as well as individual businesses.

Megan is also a member of The Sedona Conference®, which is composed of leading jurists, lawyers, experts, academics and others, at the cutting edge of issues in electronic discovery. She is co-author of two Sedona publications: "The Sedona Conference Glossary: E-Discovery and Digital Information Management" (2nd edition), December 2007, and co-author of "Navigating the Vendor Proposal Process: Best Practices for the Selection of Electronic Discovery Vendors," published by The Sedona Conference®.  Megan is also part of the team that is updating the Westlaw Casebook on electronic discovery in 2014. She also testified before the Federal Rules Committee in 2014 on the impact of the changes of the rules on electronic discovery. In 2014, she also chosen to speak at the American Bar Association's 8th National E-Discovery Institute, where nationally-acclaimed e-discovery professionals convened  for a full day to analyze and discuss the latest developments and best strategies for managing the e-discovery process. Megan also was invited to attend the Duke Law Conference on Implementing Discovery Proportionality Standard, an invitation only conference that brings together prominent bench leaders, government officials, senior-level lawyers, technical experts, and academics to address emerging legal issues and develop consensus positions that will guide government policy-makers and decision-makers.

Megan’s competition litigation efforts on behalf of clients have resulted in recoveries of over half a billion dollars, including: In re Polyester Staple Antitrust Litigation (W.D.N.C.) ($63.5 million on behalf of class); In re Compact Disc Antitrust Litigation (C.D. Cal.) (over $50 million on behalf of class); In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (over $100 million on behalf of class); In re MMA Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.) (over $20 million on behalf of class); In re EPDM Antitrust Litigation (D. Conn.) ($81 million on behalf of class). Megan was also involved in the negotiation of a $300 million global settlement with Bayer (which resolved three cases: EPDM, Rubber Chemicals and NBR), and drafted the innovative settlement agreement itself.

Megan is the founder of Women Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Attorneys, a national organization dedicated to exchanging best practices and information for women who primarily practice cartel law on behalf of victims. Speakers at the organization’s conferences have included Wendy H. Waszmer, Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney from the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, federal judges, and the Honorable Judge Daniel Weinstein (Ret.).