Meaghan A. Snyder

Meaghan A. Snyder

Meaghan A. Snyder is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Public Law Practice Groups.  Meaghan represents and counsels public and private entities in labor and employment matters and provides advisory, transactional, and litigation services to public agencies on a wide range of municipal law issues.

Meaghan regularly counsels employers on various labor and employment issues, defends employers in litigation matters in actions involving state and federal law, represents employers in state, federal, and local administrative proceedings, conducts internal investigations of employment complaints involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and develops personnel rules and policies.

Prior to joining Burke, Meaghan was a litigation associate at a firm in San Jose, where she focused on employment law, municipal law, and business litigation. Prior to that, Meaghan was a litigation associate with a boutique litigation firm in San Francisco where she practiced public entity defense, specifically, representing municipal clients in constitutional and civil rights matters as well as public entity tort and contract matters.

Meaghan’s litigation practice encompasses all aspects of litigation, including trial, all phases of trial preparation, arguing law and motion matters, taking and defending depositions, preparing and responding to pleadings, drafting and responding to written discovery, and legal research.  Meaghan has appeared and argued in both state and federal court. She has served as second-chair in two federal court jury trials and two state court jury trials.  Meaghan has also prepared answering briefs in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which resulted in the Ninth Circuit affirming the District Court decisions in favor of her clients.

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2011
  • B.A., Spanish and Political Science, magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 2008
  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Moot Court Team, Whittier Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition, Second Place Brief Award and Semi-Finalist