Megan Erickson Moritz

Megan Erickson Moritz is a member at 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.



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; Business Law; and Litigation Sections) Bar Associations. She is a member of the Polk County Women Attorneys, where she served on the Board for two years.



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.



In 1951, a tax-law specialty firm opened its doors in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Its modest size hid lofty ambitions: to help its clients build on a strong foundation, and to put businesses from Iowa, the Midwest and around the country on a powerful footing for growth and competitive success.

Nearly 70 years later, those ambitions continue to act as our compass. BrownWinick has grown to become one of the region’s preeminent business-focused law firms, boasting a broad range of legal services and an impressive client list that includes both large, well-known corporations and energetic start-ups. We are a blend of tradition and innovation. Timeless values and new ways of doing. Focused aggression and honest practicality. Our firm is grounded in proven methods and a consistent track-record of success, but we’re willing to make bold moves when the time is right. Our attorneys are creative, business-savvy and highly specialized. With decades of experience, we know your industry inside and out. We’re not afraid to speak up, either. We bring an informed perspective to the table and create sophisticated solutions to your problems. We use every tool in our playbook, from powerful connections to out-of-the-box thinking, to help you make the right call and achieve your goals. Having the right partner means making the right decisions.

Our approach is founded on a simple truth: Every legal decision is a business decision, and every business decision is a legal decision. To make the right choice, you have to understand all of your options, and you have to examine them through a legal and business perspective. Our attorneys not only protect your interests from a legal perspective; we use the law as a tool to help you achieve your goals and put your business in a stronger competitive position in the marketplace. We leverage our connections and our industry-specific expertise to be your valuable partner, studying your business and anticipating your needs. We bring the courage, vision and understanding that you would expect from a good business partner and complement it with deep legal knowledge, so you can be bold and be wise. That’s BrownWinick.

Be bold and be wise with BrownWinick.


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