As an important member of the firm’s Entertainment and Media Practice, Meaghan L. Lert has provided vital legal counsel and been crucial to the successful resolution of complex litigation involving disputes over profit participation, copyrights, and film and television distribution agreements. She helped obtain victories at trial and on appeal on behalf of major media companies engaged in contract disputes and business tort actions. She also was essential to resolving disputes over legal fees, syndication, and defamation for high-profile media and entertainment clients.
Ms. Lert has been a critical member of the firm’s white-collar defense and government investigations practice. She has conducted internal corporate investigations, represented individuals who are targets of or witnesses in federal criminal investigations, defended false claim/qui tam actions, and represented clients in regulatory matters. She has also provided significant assistance to the firm’s legal malpractice defense practice and helped secure dismissal of a case against one law firm and anti-SLAPP victories for another firm.
Since joining KBK in 2011, she has represented clients in proceedings in state and federal courts, on appeals and in arbitrations. She also has been a strong advocate for pro bono clients, winning special education services for a child in foster care and helping to draft amicus briefs in appellate and U.S. Supreme Court as part of the successful defense of the constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry.