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Megan A. Suehiro’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and class action defense. She has experience in all phases of litigation, including fact investigation, discovery, motions practice, and trial. Megan has appeared before state and federal courts, and has second-chaired three bench trials, securing complete judgment on behalf of the client in all three.
Megan is a member of the firm’s Class Action Working Group, and has experience representing clients in products liability, financial services, and consumer class actions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Megan was admitted to the partnership of the largest law firm in Hawaii.
While in law school, Megan was a Dean’s Scholar and served as a judicial extern to Judge Susan Oki Mollway, former Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Representation of a national bank in defense of multiple class actions alleging breaches of statutory and common law claims in connection with Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loans pursuant to the CARES Act
Representation of a retailer in defense of class actions alleging false pricing practices in violation of various consumer protection statutes
Secured complete dismissal on behalf of global travel technology company in putative class action asserting violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
Represented financial institutions in putative class actions alleging unfair and deceptive acts and practices in violation of state statute
Represented manufacturer of cryogenic storage tanks in putative class action asserting product liability claims
Represented Hawaii’s largest general contractor in a $30+ million dispute over a bioenergy project on the Island of Hawaii
Defended a developer of urban high-rise condominiums in litigation over the construction of a residential tower on Oahu
Secured a $331 million contract award in a bid protest involving Maui’s Kahului Airport through a four-day administrative contested case hearing
Defended a developer against claims for $7.3 million in a contract dispute on Kauai, including a successful seven-day bench trial resulting in a favorable judgment and award of attorneys’ fees and costs
Represented an international law firm in a series of alleged legal malpractice actions filed in federal and state courts
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Securities Regulation, US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Director, Hawaii State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (2014–2015)
Director, Community Helping Schools (2012–2017)
Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Executive Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the District of Hawaii
Georgetown University Law Center, 2011, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, 2006, B.A., cum laude