Megan McBride

Megan is “of counsel” at Cowper Law LLP. For over a decade she has served on several Multi-District Litigation committees including MDL 2100- Yasmin and YAZ (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (discovery committee), MDL 2385 – Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation (discovery committee), and MDL 2406-In Re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation (Privilege Log Sub-committee). She also represented individual plaintiffs in MDL 2327-In Re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2436-In Re: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2342 In Re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation, and MDL 1964- In re: NuvaRing┬« Products Liability Litigation. In 2014, Megan was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Megan is a self-described “IT nerd” and has incorporated this passion into her legal career. In order to tackle electronic discovery-related issues, Megan received a Web Administration certificate from iCONECT-XERA (an innovative eDiscovery software products and services for the legal industry) which allows her to serve as an intermediary between IT personnel and attorneys without a technical background. Put more simply, she understands how large corporations store and manage their information and how to unearth the most critical documents in Multi-District Litigation that often involves millions of pages of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

Megan has also spent the last decade giving back to her community. Before law school, Megan spent a year volunteering in Service to America (AmeriCorps) where she focused on obtaining corporate support for a local school in St. Louis, Missouri. After law school, Megan also served as a volunteer attorney to support a local non-profit in Pensacola, Florida where she currently resides. Her most important work, though, is as the mother to her three year old son.

Education

St. Louis University School of Law
J.D. 2009
Law School Deans Scholar
Public Interest Law Group
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Vice Justice, Fundraising Committee Co-chair
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Young Lawyers’ Division

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
B.A. Political Science and History, May 2005
Delta Gamma Fraternity

Licenses

Megan is admitted in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. She is admitted before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri.