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About Meg

Meg Beasley represents clients across a wide range of industries in federal and state courts.  She provides counsel in diverse matters including securities litigation, complex commercial disputes, environmental claims, and government investigations.  Her experience includes engaging with 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.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Meg served as law clerk to Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn 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

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.



George Washington University Law School,
The George Washington University,
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York



FERC Asserts Right to Impose Retroactive Surcharges

January 22, 2018
Energy Legal Blog®

Historically, Sections 205 [1] and 206 [2] of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) have been viewed as authorizing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) to order refunds when a rate has been suspended and placed in effect subject to refund pursuant to Section 205 or a refund effective date...



George Washington University Law School
The George Washington International Law Review
Executive Notes Editor
Moot Court Board
Executive Board Member
K.K. Luthra International Criminal Law Moot Court
Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court
Supreme Court of Virginia
Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Justice
Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Intern
Superior Court for the District of Columbia
George Washington Criminal Appellate Clinic
Student Attorney