Meagan Martin

Partner

Meagan Martin
ABOUT

Meagan Martin is an experienced litigator representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. Meagan has litigated a variety of disputes in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the country, including those involving investment fraud, breach of contract, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, oil and gas litigation, intellectual property and trade secrets, lender liability, preference and fraudulent transfers and other bankruptcy-related matters. Meagan also has extensive experience in planning and executing corporate internal investigations. Meagan was selected as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly (Thomson Reuters) in 2013 for her work in Bankruptcy and Creditor’s rights and in 2014 and 2015 for her work in Business Litigation.

Before attending Harvard Law School, Meagan contemplated a career in public accounting. She holds two degrees in accounting, and was the youngest associate ever admitted to the Arthur Andersen international tax group. With her background, Meagan has a particular interest in cases involving fraudulent transfers, forensic accounting issues, and financial-based fraud claims. Meagan is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court. She is a member of the Junior League of Dallas and past president of the Harvard Texas Club.

Significant representative matters include the following:
Creditor’s Rights/Bankruptcy:
  • Multiple representations of unsecured creditor defendants in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Represented private equity firm as party-in-interest in contested Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings
  • Represented twenty-six oil and gas industry debtors in all aspects of complex Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, including complex adversary proceedings against more than sixty counterparties alleging statutory lien and trust claims
  • Represented secured lenders in all aspects of single asset real estate bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented small business debtors in all aspects of Chapters 7 and 11 proceedings and related adversary actions
  • Represented LNG industry debtor in Chapter 7 liquidation proceedings
Complex Commercial Litigation:
  • Represent qui tam relator against Fortune 100 Company in False Claims Act lawsuit
  • Represent defrauded investors in receivership action and claims against ancillary third-parties
  • Multiple representations of Fortune 50 Company in consumer disputes, including defense of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Texas Debt Collection Act, and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims
  • Represented multinational company in obtaining dismissal of breach of contract and fraud action on forum non convenienes grounds
  • Represented board of directors of Fortune 500 Company in proposed class action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violations of federal securities laws
  • Multiple representations of unsecured creditors in breach of contract collection actions, including obtaining pre-judgment writ of garnishment and attachment of assets
  • Represented company and newly-hired employees in defending against covenant not to compete and alleged trade secret misappropriation claims filed in multiple federal courts