Meg Beasley represents clients across a wide range of industries in federal and state courts. She provides counsel in diverse matters including white collar defense, complex commercial disputes, environmental claims, government investigations, and securities litigation. Her experience includes engaging with the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
As pro bono counsel, Meg represents incarcerated petitioners before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as petitioners seeking asylum in Immigration Court.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Meg served as law clerk to S. Bernard Goodwyn, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. She has also completed internships in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Recent Notable Matters
Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. — defended litigation at FERC over claims related to the 2000-2001 California energy crisis, including defense of legal challenge to long-term contract with the State of California
City in Southwestern US — successful defense in an SEC enforcement investigation related to disclosure in municipal securities offering
Westlake Vinyls, Inc. — defended owner of a chemical manufacturing facility in a cost allocation arbitration at a highly-complex Superfund site; successfully defended the arbitration agreement in a related appeal in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the validity of that agreement
Interstate natural gas pipeline company — defended challenges to Clean Water Act Section 401 certifications and FERC certificate in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and D.C. Circuits
Publications and Speeches
“Non-Federal Infrastructure Projects and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Federal Courts: The Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines,” ABA Infrastructure Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 2, Winter 2021.
“Dysfunctional Equivalence: Why the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Provides Insufficient Guidance in the Era of Multinational Corporations,” 47 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 191, 2015.