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.

Today, half a century 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.

As BrownWinick has grown, the firm's areas of practice have also grown to better serve the varied and ever-changing needs of our clients in a rapidly evolving regulatory and business environment. From our roots in tax law, the firm has expanded into areas including litigation/trial law, agribusiness, banking, construction law, government relations, securities law, pensions and profit sharing, administrative law, environmental law, health law, business and corporate law, employment and labor law, workers' compensation law, bankruptcy law, public utility regulation - energy and telecommunications, international business transactions, real estate law, wills, estate and probate law, patent, trademarks and copyright law.

The firm's client base has grown and expanded, as well. BrownWinick serves as counsel to service, manufacturing, and commercial corporations, health care providers, doctors, governmental agencies and quasi-governmental agencies, banks, bank holding companies and other financial institutions, corporations and partnerships, trade associations, construction, renewable fuels, agribusiness, pharmaceutical and nutriceutical, retail, insurance, real estate and estates and trusts. Our attorneys represent entities and individuals in numerous facets of the law, including corporate, commercial, transactional, labor, securities and litigation matters.

BrownWinick's firm commitment to business makes us more than a source of sound, skilled legal counsel. It makes us a powerful strategic partner, one with the vision, perspective and commitment to position your business for the challenges you face today - and on the road ahead.

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