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Meg Sawyer

Fax +1.843.579.5600
Meg Sawyer is a litigation associate in the firm’s Charleston office where her practice focuses on employment law and complex commercial litigation.

As a member of the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety team, Ms. Sawyer represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a range of employment disputes, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act. Ms. Sawyer also regularly counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including sensitive terminations, discrimination, harassment, leave and disability issues, and compliance with various state and federal employment laws. Within this compliance role, Ms. Sawyer also assists clients with the drafting of various employment materials, including employment contracts, employee handbooks, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements.

In her commercial litigation practice, Ms. Sawyer assists clients in resolving various business disputes and represents companies and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts. Ms. Sawyer has represented clients in a range of civil disputes, including claims for fraud, unfair trade practices, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of restrictive covenant agreements.

Professional Background

Ms. Sawyer was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial intern to The Honorable Claude M. Hilton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Ellevate, Global Professional Women’s Network
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Independent Contractor Relationships,” Airline Human Resources Association Conference, October 2016