Margaret H. Campbell - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Margaret H. Campbell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Margaret (Meg) Campbell is a shareholder in the Atlanta office and has practiced employment, litigation, and labor law at Ogletree Deakins since 1981. Meg graduated from Goucher College and Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and of the Jessup International Moot Court team and a Burks Scholar. 

An all-around labor and employment lawyer, Meg is particularly recognized for her expertise and experience in complex class and collective action litigation, whistleblower investigations and litigation including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank cases, appellate practice, and restrictive covenant law.  Meg has litigated single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective action jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts around the country. 

Clients regularly seek her client-centered practical advice and innovative solutions for preventing and mitigating risk events arising in the workplace. In addition, Meg assists clients in sensitive and complex investigations of alleged improper conduct by high-level executives.Over her 30 years of practice with Ogletree Deakins, Meg has served the firm in a number of roles, including as its first General Counsel, and has served two terms on the firm’s four-member Board of Directors.  

She currently serves as national co-chair of the Ethics Compliance, Investigations, and Whistleblower Response Practice Group, regional co-chair of the Class and Collective Action Practice Group, and co-lead of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative.    She also has been a member of the firm’s Advisory Committee for a number of years. Meg has published numerous articles on labor and employment subjects, and has spoken to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, U.S. Chamber and other business groups, and at bar association and client seminars on labor and employment law issues. 

She was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2004.In addition to her professional activities, Meg is involved in community activities, including most recently The Atlanta United Way Tocqueville Society, The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where she has served as an Elder and Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee, and various roles in support of and on behalf of The Collegiate Schools, Goucher College, Washington and Lee University, The Lovett School, and Vassar College.  Meg, her husband, and two children have traveled to Brazil to work on inner-city and rural projects in and around Fortaleza.

Goucher CollegeAB 1978Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. 1981
The College of Labor and Employment LawyersNational Association of Women Lawyers Georgia Association of Women LawyersWomen Lawyers Alliance

Case History

  • Litigated regional and nationwide race and gender discrimination and ERISA class actions for leading employers in manufacturing, service, financial, chemical, and defense industries
  • Litigated collective action under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act through jury trial and appeal for large life insurance company, establishing leading case on limits to certification of, participation in, and proof of class-based age discrimination
  • Litigated consumer race discrimination class actions for large retail company
  • Litigated numerous Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower retaliation cases for employers including major energy company and multinational high-tech company
  • Litigated leading Georgia case establishing law on enforceability of non-solicitation covenants for major chemical company
  • Litigated individual and multi-plaintiff cases coast-to-coast following decertification of national sexual harassment class action for large logistics company
Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits

Office Location

One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, Suite 4800
191 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Qui Tam Law (Whistleblowers)

Other Information

Gender: Female