Megan Erickson Moritz - Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C.

Megan Erickson Moritz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

Megan Erickson Moritz is a member of BrownWinick and practices primarily in employment law and commercial litigation.  She also maintains a general practice including appellate work, business law, and representative actions (such as class actions and collective actions).

In her employment practice, Megan defends and advises employers on employment-related issues and disputes, such as those related to restrictive covenants, wage and hour requirements, as well as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination matters.  Megan also represents clients involved in disputes over contracts, agency relationships, business torts, and management conflicts.  Megan also counsels clients – primarily businesses, employers, and managers – on company formation, internal management structures, and other transactional issues.  Her desk practice also includes drafting policies, forms, contracts, and other business documents for companies, including social media and other workplace policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenants, and other contracts, as well as operating agreements for LLCs, bylaws for corporations, and other internal management documents. She frequently assists clients with cross-over employment law and corporate governance issues.

Megan is a frequent author and speaker on employment-related topics, most often presenting on legal issues related to technology and social media in the workplace.  She maintains the Social Networking Law Blog, and has been interviewed and quoted by publications and websites across the country about the intersection of law and technology.

Megan is a member of the Polk County, Iowa State, and American (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section) Bar Associations. 

Megan received her B.S. degree from Iowa State University, with distinction, in 2004 and her J.D. from Drake University Law School, with high honors, in 2007. At Drake, Megan was a Dwight D. Opperman Scholar and was active in the Drake Law Review.  In law school, Megan was a Special Federal Judicial Intern to Chief Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters, United States District Court for the Southern District Court of Iowa in 2006 and a Federal Honors Appellate Judicial Extern to the Honorable William J. Riley, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 2007.  She was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2007, and is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.

Iowa State University of Science and TechnologyBS 2004Drake UniversityJ.D. 2007
Polk County Bar AssociationIowa State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationSociety for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Polk County Women AttorneysBlackstone Inn of Court

Case History

McGinnis v. Vischering - 791 N.W.2d 711 (Iowa Ct.App. 2010 — Successfully resisted class action certification.

Office Location

Ruan Center, Suite 2000
666 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2510
United States

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Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Female