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Megan A. Smith

Megan A. Smith

Associate

(312) 565-8435

Megan Smith is a highly valued member of the litigation team at Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, specializing in commercial and employment litigation and securities litigation. A substantial portion of Megan’s practice focuses on representing securities broker-dealers in connection with litigation matters, including handling disputes involving contract claims, unfair trade practices and unfair competition claims, raiding claims, breach of fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty claims, and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

  • Areas of Practice -
  • Megan provides a variety of legal services to our clients including: 

    • Securities Litigation
    • Commercial and Employment Litigation
    • Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenant Litigation
  • Achievements+
    • Successfully tried a variety of employment and contract cases in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of a national securities broker-dealer client.
    • Obtained immediate injunctive relief (TROs and preliminary injunctions) on numerous occasions on behalf of a national securities broker-dealer and global financial services firm to protect clients’ trade secrets and confidential information, and enforce its rights under restrictive covenant contracts in Federal and State courts nationwide.
    • Successfully prosecuted debt collection actions seeking repayment of employee forgivable loans.
  • Thought Leadership+
  • Publications

    "Covenants Not to Compete, a 50 State Survey," BNA/ABA, Contributing Editor, 2009

    "Trade Secrets," BNA/ABA, Contributing Editor, 2010

    Articles

    Author, "Publicly Accessible Customer Information is Not Protectible as a Trade Secret" (SRC Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants Blog)

  • Education +

    J.D., Loyola University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL 2010
    Dean's List

    B.A., Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH 2005
    Dean's List

  • Bar & Court Admissions +

    Illinois, 2010

  • Experience +

    Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
    Chicago, Illinois

    Associate
    2010 to Present

    Law Clerk
    2009-2010

    Crisham & Kubes, P.C.
    Chicago, IL

    Law Clerk
    2008-2009

    The Honorable Henry R. Simmons
    Circuit Court/ Law Division

    Chicago, IL

    Extern
    Summer, 2008

  • Professional Memberships +

    American Bar Association

    Illinois State Bar Association

    Chicago Bar Association

    Women's Bar Association of Illinois

  • Civic Affiliations +

    Tax Assistance Program (providing pro bono tax preparation assistance to lower-income families)